Our mutual friend, no. 01


Last complete novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining savage satire with social analysis. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as that of John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his inheritance. Were he alive, his father's will would require him to marry Bella Wilfer, a beautiful, mercenary girl whom he had never met. Instead, the money passes to the working-class Boffins, and the effects spread into various corners of London society. Issued monthly from May 1864 to November 1865 in illustrated green paper covers. Chapters 1-4: Chapter 1. On the look out -- Chapter 2. The man from somewhere -- Chapter 3. Another man -- Chapter 4. The R. Wilfer family

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Publisher Language Identifier
  • Call Number: PR4568 A1 1864
Date created Relation Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 20 volumes in 19
Alternative title
  • Book the first: The cup and the lip
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 51.50853, -0.12574
Additional physical characteristics
  • Illustrations.
Physical repository Collection
  • Victorian Serial Novels Collection
Provider Genre Date digitized
  • December 14, 2010
Technical note
  • 24 bit color 400 dpi BMP; 24 bit color 150 dpi med quality (5) JPG; scanned 14Dec10-9Mar11 by CDW and SC; metadata by GF and KD.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original. This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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