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Our Mutual Friend, Version 3

Charles Dickens

Our Mutual Friend, the last novel completed by Charles Dickens, has many plots, twists and turns, from the murky river Thames to the gold and crystal on the tables of ‘Society’. A tale of murder, treachery, jealousy and love, takes us first to a rowing boat on the Thames, where the Hexhams have found a body in the water and are bringing it to shore. We attend the Boffins, a poor naïve couple, who unexpectedly have just become wealthy, after their employer dies and names them in his will. Silas Wegg becomes their ‘literary man’ and John Rokesmith, a mysterious man, becomes their secretary. We meet the Veneerings, new to society, who hold elaborate dinner parties for ‘dear friends’ they’ve never met. Bella and Lizzie, each from different walks of life, find love from unexpected quarters. The Lammles, a society couple, become match makers for their own ulterior motives. Two ne’er do well lawyers, Mortimer Lightwood and Eugene Wrayburn, find themselves caught up in intrigue, and learn how dangerous their work can be. Riderhood, a devious individual, finds himself in a dark plot with school teacher Bradley Headstone. Betty Higden, a loyal elderly woman, whose independence and love are so inspiring, our hearts go out to her. Dickens weaves together some of his most colorful and oft times hilarious characters so cleverly, that even up to the end of the story, surprises are afoot. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)

Our Mutual Friend, the last novel completed by Charles Dickens, has many plots, twists and turns, from the murky river Thames to the gold and crystal on the tables of ‘Society’. A tale of murder, treachery, jealousy and love, takes us first to a rowing boat on the Thames, where the Hexhams have found a body in the water and are bringing it to shore. We attend the Boffins, a poor naïve couple, who unexpectedly have just become wealthy, after their employer dies and names them in his will. Silas Wegg becomes their ‘literary man’ and John Rokesmith, a mysterious man, becomes their secretary. We meet the Veneerings, new to society, who hold elaborate dinner parties for ‘dear friends’ they’ve never met. Bella and Lizzie, each from different walks of life, find love from unexpected quarters. The Lammles, a society couple, become match makers for their own ulterior motives. Two ne’er do well lawyers, Mortimer Lightwood and Eugene Wrayburn, find themselves caught up in intrigue, and learn how dangerous their work can be. Riderhood, a devious individual, finds himself in a dark plot with school teacher Bradley Headstone. Betty Higden, a loyal elderly woman, whose independence and love are so inspiring, our hearts go out to her. Dickens weaves together some of his most colorful and oft times hilarious characters so cleverly, that even up to the end of the story, surprises are afoot. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Our Mutual Friend, the last novel completed by Charles Dickens, has many plots, twists and turns, from the murky river Thames to the gold and crystal on the tables of ‘Society’. A tale of murder, treachery, jealousy and love, takes us first to a rowing boat on the Thames, where the Hexhams have found a body in the water and are bringing it to shore. We attend the Boffins, a poor naïve couple, who unexpectedly have just become wealthy, after their employer dies and names them in his will. Silas Wegg becomes their ‘literary man’ and John Rokesmith, a mysterious man, becomes their secretary. We meet the Veneerings, new to society, who hold elaborate dinner parties for ‘dear friends’ they’ve never met. Bella and Lizzie, each from different walks of life, find love from unexpected quarters. The Lammles, a society couple, become match makers for their own ulterior motives. Two ne’er do well lawyers, Mortimer Lightwood and Eugene Wrayburn, find themselves caught up in intrigue, and learn how dangerous their work can be. Riderhood, a devious individual, finds himself in a dark plot with school teacher Bradley Headstone. Betty Higden, a loyal elderly woman, whose independence and love are so inspiring, our hearts go out to her. Dickens weaves together some of his most colorful and oft times hilarious characters so cleverly, that even up to the end of the story, surprises are afoot. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

36h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

49:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

40:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

35:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

44:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

32:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

38:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

39:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

44:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

30:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

34:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

32:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

35:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

36:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

31:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

30:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

44:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

36:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

25:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

22:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

27:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

31:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

39:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

40:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

30:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

30:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

25:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

26:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

26:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

45:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

36:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

29:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

28:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

30:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

21:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

33:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

36:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

29:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

33:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

32:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

30:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

15:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:54