Synopses & Reviews
Charles Dickens's last completed novel tells the story of a young man who must marry a stranger in order to win his inheritance. Wanting to learn the lady's nature, John Harmon fakes his own death and takes on a new identity. As the complexities of the deceit are revealed, Dickens gives us his most profoundly cynical, yet brilliantly funny, insight into the corruption of wealth on human nature. 40 illustrations.
"Our Mutual Friend" was first published in monthly parts in 1864-5 and was Dickens' last completed novel. It is rich in imagery and themes - a monument to Dickens' abiding concern with the structure of society and the potential for change and progress. This edition includes explanatory notes.