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Our Mutual Friend

Charles Dickens

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Dickens' last complete novel was published serially 1864-5. It begins with an intriguing fortune offered to John Harmon by his late father, a rich dust contractor, in his will. To receive the money, John must marry a certain Bella Wilfer who he does not know from Eve. He is returning from the exile enforced by his father and confides in a ship's mate who attempts to murder him. The mate gets killed instead, leaving one inconvenient corpse. Because John is considered dead (the body is found with his papers), the money passes to Mr Boffin, old Harmon's foreman. Harmon adopts Bella and John comes into his employ disguised as John Rokesmith. Bella does not fall for John but through kindly Boffin's contrivances learns to hate money and fall for her suitor under his false name. Eventually she learns of his true identity as the Boffins had previously, and the villainous one-legged Silas Wegg's plot to blackmail Mr Boffin is brought to light. There is also a story running behind the main plot about a certain Eugene Wrayburn and his love for Lizzie Hexam, and his rival's attempt to murder him. The two plots are only really connected through the waterside murders but it allows Dickens to indulge in an extremely socially diverse cast of characters. (Summary written by Alan Chant).

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

35h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

40:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

39:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

42:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

38:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

40:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

40:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

32:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

41:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

36:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

27:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

33:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

30:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

30:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

33:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

29:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

49:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

32:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

25:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

27:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

28:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

39:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

44:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

47:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

27:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

35:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

22:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

30:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

31:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

53:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

32:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

34:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

30:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

26:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

16:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

35:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

29:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

31:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

38:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

35:19


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

27:05


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

17:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:07