Our Mutual Friend

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Philadelphia : Porter & Coates
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Our Mutual Friend from the Author: Charles Dickens.

Our Mutual Friend

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632093812
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Our Mutual Friend from the Author: Charles Dickens. Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Our Mutual Friend" is Charles Dicken's last masterpiece and gives insight into English society. When a rich misanthropic miser dies, and his son is missing, his inheritance goes to his faithful servants, Mr. and Mrs. Boffin.

Our Mutual Friend

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0679641351
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Our Mutual Friend from the Author: Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend is a satiric masterpiece about money. The last novel Dickens completed, and perhaps his most angry, it sounds all the great themes of his later work: the innocence and venality of the aspiring poor, the hollow pretensions of the nouveau riche, the unfailing power of wealth to corrupt everyone it touches. Among those caught up in the ruthless forces of change in Dickens's London are the archetypal innocent Noddy Boffin, who 'inherits' a dustheap where the trash of the rich is thrown; Silas Wegg, a grotesque, one-legged man with unlimited fantasies of grandeur and power; Mr. Veneering, Member of Parliament, whose house, furnishings, servants, carriage, and baby are all 'bran-new'; and Alfred and Sophronia Lammle, who marry one another because each wrongly believes the other is rich. The social themes of Our Mutual Friend--having to do with the treatment of the poor, education, representative government, even the inheritance laws--are informed and brought into coherence by the underlying presence of the Thames, signifying the perpetual flow of life into death, and acting as agent of retribution and regeneration too, as a kind of river god in fact, in a novel in which no other god is very present.

Our Mutual Friend

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616400323
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Our Mutual Friend from the Author: Charles Dickens. It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Part II of Our Mutual Friend, Dickens's final novel, which was originally serialized in standalone installments in 1864-65. A satire on avarice and the power of money to influence human behavior, it is Dickens's most sophisticated work, and the fullest expression of the writer's authority and persuasiveness.

Our Mutual Friend

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
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Our Mutual Friend from the Author: Charles Dickens. Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Charles Dickens S Our Mutual Friend

Author: Dr Sean C Grass
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754669300
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Charles Dickens S Our Mutual Friend from the Author: Dr Sean C Grass. Charles Dickens's last finished novel, Our Mutual Friend is notable for what it reveals about Dickens as an author and about Victorian publishing more generally. Sean Grass's publishing history details the novel's writing, serialization, contemporary reception, subsequent editions, and recent critical and popular revaluation. Rich in historical and biographical context, Grass's study offers readers a fascinating account of the creation and afterlife of this brilliant but extraordinarily odd novel.