Our Mutual Friend
Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864â€“65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. The story centers on the effects of greed and the corruption that money brings.
In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as 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.
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