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Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486812458

Category: Fiction

Page: 867

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Mistakenly assumed to have drowned, John Harmon assumes a new identity to get acquainted with the couple next in line for his inheritance and the woman his father's will stipulates he must marry.

Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

Author: SEAN. GRASS

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113837640X

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Page: 304

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Even within the context of Charles Dickens's history as a publishing innovator, Our Mutual Friend is notable for what it reveals about Dickens as an author and about Victorian publishing. Marking Dickens's return to the monthly number format after nearly a decade of writing fiction designed for weekly publication in All the Year Round, Our Mutual Friend emerged against the backdrop of his failing health, troubled relationship with Ellen Ternan, and declining reputation among contemporary critics. In his subtly argued publishing history, Sean Grass shows how these difficulties combined to make Our Mutual Friend an extraordinarily odd novel, no less in its contents and unusually heavy revisions than in its marketing by Chapman and Hall, its transformation from a serial into British and U.S. book editions, its contemporary reception by readers and reviewers, and its delightfully uneven reputation among critics in the 150 years since Dickens's death. Enhanced by four appendices that offer contemporary accounts of the Staplehurst railway accident, information on archival materials, transcripts of all of the contemporary reviews, and a select bibliography of editions, Grass's book shows why this last of Dickens's finished novels continues to intrigue its readers and critics.

The Companion to Our Mutual Friend (RLE Dickens)

The Companion to Our Mutual Friend (RLE Dickens)

Author: Michael Cotsell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135027650

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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Our Mutual Friend (1864-5) Dickens’ last completed novel, has been critically praised as a profound and troubled masterpiece, and yet is has received far less scholarly attention than his other major works. This volume is the first book-length study of the novel. It explores every aspect of Dickens’ sustained imaginative involvement with his age. In particular its original research into hitherto neglected sources reveals not only Dickens’ reactions to the important developments during the 1860s in education, finance and the administration of poverty, but also his interest in phenomena as diverse as waste collection and the Shakespeare tercentenary. The Companion to Our Mutual Friend demonstrates the varied resources of artistry that inform the novel, and it provides the reader with a fundamental source of information about one of Dickens’ most complex works.

Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

Author: Sean Grass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317168225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Even within the context of Charles Dickens's history as a publishing innovator, Our Mutual Friend is notable for what it reveals about Dickens as an author and about Victorian publishing. Marking Dickens's return to the monthly number format after nearly a decade of writing fiction designed for weekly publication in All the Year Round, Our Mutual Friend emerged against the backdrop of his failing health, troubled relationship with Ellen Ternan, and declining reputation among contemporary critics. In his subtly argued publishing history, Sean Grass shows how these difficulties combined to make Our Mutual Friend an extraordinarily odd novel, no less in its contents and unusually heavy revisions than in its marketing by Chapman and Hall, its transformation from a serial into British and U.S. book editions, its contemporary reception by readers and reviewers, and its delightfully uneven reputation among critics in the 150 years since Dickens’s death. Enhanced by four appendices that offer contemporary accounts of the Staplehurst railway accident, information on archival materials, transcripts of all of the contemporary reviews, and a select bibliography of editions, Grass’s book shows why this last of Dickens’s finished novels continues to intrigue its readers and critics.

Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: 1847189016

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Our Mutual Friend is Dickens's last completed novel, giving one of his most comprehensive accounts of contemporary society as well as perhaps his most sweeping critique of stifling materialism, a theme which pervades the novel.