Our Mutual Friend, Version 2

Charles DICKENS (1812 - 1870)

Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life" but is also about human values. 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. (Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Book 1 Chap. 01 ON THE LOOK OUT Don W. Jenkins
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Play 02 02 - Book 1 Chap. 02 THE MAN FROM SOMEWHERE Don W. Jenkins
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Play 03 03 - Book 1 Chap. 03 ANOTHER MAN Don W. Jenkins
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Play 04 04 - Book 1 Chap. 04 THE R. WILFER FAMILY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 05 05 - Book 1 Chap. 05 BOFFIN'S BOWER Don W. Jenkins
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Play 06 06 - Book 1 Chap. 06 CUT ADRIFT Don W. Jenkins
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Play 07 07 - Book 1 Chap. 07 MR WEGG LOOKS AFTER HIMSELF Don W. Jenkins
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Play 08 08 - Book 1 Chap. 08 MR BOFFIN IN CONSULTATION Don W. Jenkins
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Play 09 09 - Book 1 Chap. 09 MR AND MRS BOFFIN IN CONSULTATION Don W. Jenkins
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Play 10 10 - Book 1 Chap. 10 A MARRIAGE CONTRACT Don W. Jenkins
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Play 11 11 - Book 1 Chap. 11 PODSNAPPERY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 12 12 - Book 1 Chap. 12 THE SWEAT OF AN HONEST MAN'S BROW Don W. Jenkins
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Play 13 13 - Book 1 Chap. 13 TRACKING THE BIRD OF PREY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 14 14 - Book 1 Chap. 14 THE BIRD OF PREY BROUGHT DOWN Don W. Jenkins
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Play 15 15 - Book 1 Chap. 15 TWO NEW SERVANTS Don W. Jenkins
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Play 16 16 - Book 1 Chap. 16 MINDERS AND RE-MINDERS Don W. Jenkins
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Play 17 17 - Book 1 Chap. 17 A DISMAL SWAMP Don W. Jenkins
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Play 18 18 - Book 2 Chap. 01 OF AN EDUCATIONAL CHARACTER Don W. Jenkins
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Play 19 19 - Book 2 Chap. 02 STILL EDUCATIONAL Don W. Jenkins
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Play 20 20 - Book 2 Chap. 03 A PIECE OF WORK Don W. Jenkins
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Play 21 21 - Book 2 - Chap. 04 CUPID PROMPTED Don W. Jenkins
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Play 22 22 - Book 2 Chap. 05 MERCURY PROMPTING Don W. Jenkins
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Play 23 23 - Book 2 Chap. 06 A RIDDLE WITHOUT AN ANSWER Don W. Jenkins
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Play 24 24 - Book 2 Chap. 07 IN WHICH A FRIENDLY MOVE IS ORIGINATED Don W. Jenkins
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Play 25 25 - Book 2 Chap. 08 IN WHICH AN INNOCENT ELOPEMENT OCCURS Don W. Jenkins
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Play 26 26 - Book 2 Chap. 09 IN WHICH THE ORPHAN MAKES HIS WILL Don W. Jenkins
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Play 27 27 - Book 2 Chap. 10 A SUCCESSOR Don W. Jenkins
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Play 28 28 - Book 2 Chap. 11 SOME AFFAIRS OF THE HEART Don W. Jenkins
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Play 29 29 - Book 2 Chap. 12 MORE BIRDS OF PREY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 30 30 - Book 2 Chap. 13 A SOLO AND A DUETT Don W. Jenkins
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Play 31 31 - Book 2 Chap. 14 STRONG OF PURPOSE Don W. Jenkins
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Play 32 32 - Book 2 Chap. 15 THE WHOLE CASE SO FAR Don W. Jenkins
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Play 33 33 - Book 2 Chap. 16 AN ANNIVERSARY OCCASION Don W. Jenkins
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Play 34 34 - Book 3 Chap. 01 LODGERS IN QUEER STREET Don W. Jenkins
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Play 35 35 - Book 3 Chap. 02 A RESPECTED FRIEND IN A NEW ASPECT Don W. Jenkins
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Play 36 36 - Book 3 Chap. 03 THE SAME RESPECTED FRIEND IN MORE ASPECTS THAN ONE Don W. Jenkins
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Play 37 37 - Book 3 Chap. 04 A HAPPY RETURN OF THE DAY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 38 38 - Book 3 Chap. 05 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN FALLS INTO BAD COMPANY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 39 39 - Book 3 Chap. 06 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN FALLS INTO WORSE COMPANY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 40 40 - Book 3 Chap. 07 THE FRIENDLY MOVE TAKES UP A STRONG POSITION Don W. Jenkins
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Play 41 41 - Book 3 Chap. 08 THE END OF A LONG JOURNEY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 42 42 - Book 3 Chap. 09 SOMEBODY BECOMES THE SUBJECT OF A PREDICTION Don W. Jenkins
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Play 43 43 - Book 3 Chap. 10 SCOUTS OUT Don W. Jenkins
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Play 44 44 - Book 3 Chap. 11 IN THE DARK Don W. Jenkins
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Play 45 45 - Book 3 Chap. 12 MEANING MISCHIEF Don W. Jenkins
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Play 46 46 - Book 3 Chap. 13 GIVE A DOG A BAD NAME, AND HANG HIM Don W. Jenkins
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Play 47 47 - Book 3 Chap. 14 MR WEGG PREPARES A GRINDSTONE FOR MR BOFFIN'S NOSE Don W. Jenkins
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Play 48 48 - Book 3 Chap. 15 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN AT HIS WORST Don W. Jenkins
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Play 49 49 - Book 3 Chap. 16 THE FEAST OF THE THREE HOBGOBLINS Don W. Jenkins
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Play 50 50 - Book 3 Chap. 17 A SOCIAL CHORUS Don W. Jenkins
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Play 51 51 - Book 4 Chap. 01 SETTING TRAPS Don W. Jenkins
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Play 52 52 - Book 4 Chap. 02 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN RISES A LITTLE Don W. Jenkins
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Play 53 53 - Book 4 Chap. 03 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN SINKS AGAIN Don W. Jenkins
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Play 54 54 - Book 4 Chap. 04 A RUNAWAY MATCH Don W. Jenkins
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Play 55 55 - Book 4 Chap. 05 CONCERNING THE MENDICANT'S BRIDE Don W. Jenkins
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Play 56 56 - Book 4 Chap. 06 A CRY FOR HELP Don W. Jenkins
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Play 57 57 - Book 4 Chap. 07 BETTER TO BE ABEL THAN CAIN Don W. Jenkins
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Play 58 58 - Book 4 Chap. 08 A FEW GRAINS OF PEPPER Don W. Jenkins
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Play 59 59 - Book 4 Chap. 09 TWO PLACES VACATED Don W. Jenkins
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Play 60 60 - Book 4 Chap. 10 THE DOLLS' DRESSMAKER DISCOVERS A WORD Don W. Jenkins
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Play 61 61 - Book 4 Chap. 11 EFFECT IS GIVEN TO THE DOLLS' DRESSMAKER'S DISCOVERY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 62 62 - Book 4 Chap. 12 THE PASSING SHADOW Don W. Jenkins
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Play 63 63 - Book 4 Chap. 13 SHOWING HOW THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN HELPED TO SCATTER DUST Don W. Jenkins
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Play 64 64 - Book 4 Chap. 14 CHECKMATE TO THE FRIENDLY MOVE Don W. Jenkins
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Play 65 65 - Book 4 Chap. 15 WHAT WAS CAUGHT IN THE TRAPS THAT WERE SET Don W. Jenkins
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Play 66 66 - Book 4 Chap. 16 PERSONS AND THINGS IN GENERAL Don W. Jenkins
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Play 67 67 - Book 4 Chap. 17 THE VOICE OF SOCIETY Don W. Jenkins
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Play 68 68 - POSTSCRIPT, IN LIEU OF PREFACE Don W. Jenkins
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