Our Mutual Friend, Version 3

Charles DICKENS (1812 - 1870)

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)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 01 - Book 1, Chapter 1 Mil Nicholson
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Play 02 02 - Book 1, Chapter 2 Mil Nicholson
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Play 03 03 - Book 1, Chapter 3 Mil Nicholson
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Play 04 04 - Book 1, Chapter 4 Mil Nicholson
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Play 05 05 - Book 1, Chapter 5 Mil Nicholson
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Play 06 06 - Book 1, Chapter 6 Mil Nicholson
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Play 07 07 - Book 1, Chapter 7 Mil Nicholson
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Play 08 08 - Book 1, Chapter 8 Mil Nicholson
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Play 09 09 - Book 1, Chapter 9 Mil Nicholson
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Play 10 10 - Book 1, Chapter 10 Mil Nicholson
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Play 11 11 - Book 1, Chapter 11 Mil Nicholson
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Play 12 12 - Book 1, Chapter 12 Mil Nicholson
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Play 13 13 - Book 1, Chapter 13 Mil Nicholson
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Play 14 14 - Book 1, Chapter 14 Mil Nicholson
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Play 15 15 - Book 1, Chapter 15 Mil Nicholson
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Play 16 16 - Book 1, Chapter 16 Mil Nicholson
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Play 17 17 - Book 1, Chapter 17 Mil Nicholson
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Play 18 18 - Book 2, Chapter 1 Mil Nicholson
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Play 19 19 - Book 2, Chapter 2 Mil Nicholson
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Play 20 20 - Book 2, Chapter 3 Mil Nicholson
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Play 21 21 - Book 2, Chapter 4 Mil Nicholson
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Play 22 22 - Book 2, Chapter 5 Mil Nicholson
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Play 23 23 - Book 2, Chapter 6 Mil Nicholson
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Play 24 24 - Book 2, Chapter 7 Mil Nicholson
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Play 25 25 - Book 2, Chapter 8 Mil Nicholson
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Play 26 26 - Book 2, Chapter 9 Mil Nicholson
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Play 27 27 - Book 2, Chapter 10 Mil Nicholson
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Play 28 28 - Book 2, Chapter 11 Mil Nicholson
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Play 29 29 - Book 2, Chapter 12 Mil Nicholson
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Play 30 30 - Book 2, Chapter 13 Mil Nicholson
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Play 31 31 - Book 2, Chapter 14 Mil Nicholson
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Play 32 32 - Book 2, Chapter 15 Mil Nicholson
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Play 33 33 - Book 2, Chapter 16 Mil Nicholson
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Play 34 34 - Book 3, Chapter 1 Mil Nicholson
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Play 35 35 - Book 3, Chapter 2 Mil Nicholson
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Play 36 36 - Book 3, Chapter 3 Mil Nicholson
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Play 37 37 - Book 3, Chapter 4 Mil Nicholson
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Play 38 38 - Book 3, Chapter 5 Mil Nicholson
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Play 39 39 - Book 3, Chapter 6 Mil Nicholson
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Play 40 40 - Book 3, Chapter 7 Mil Nicholson
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Play 41 41 - Book 3, Chapter 8 Mil Nicholson
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Play 42 42 - Book 3, Chapter 9 Mil Nicholson
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Play 43 43 - Book 3, Chapter 10 Mil Nicholson
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Play 44 44 - Book 3, Chapter 11 Mil Nicholson
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Play 45 45 - Book 3, Chapter 12 Mil Nicholson
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Play 46 46 - Book 3, Chapter 13 Mil Nicholson
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Play 47 47 - Book 3, Chapter 14 Mil Nicholson
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Play 48 48 - Book 3, Chapter 15 Mil Nicholson
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Play 49 49 - Book 3, Chapter 16 Mil Nicholson
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Play 50 50 - Book 3, Chapter 17 Mil Nicholson
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Play 51 51 - Book 4, Chapter 1 Mil Nicholson
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Play 52 52 - Book 4, Chapter 2 Mil Nicholson
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Play 53 53 - Book 4, Chapter 3 Mil Nicholson
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Play 54 54 - Book 4, Chapter 4 Mil Nicholson
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Play 55 55 - Book 4, Chapter 5 Mil Nicholson
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Play 56 56 - Book 4, Chapter 6 Mil Nicholson
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Play 57 57 - Book 4, Chapter 7 Mil Nicholson
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Play 58 58 - Book 4, Chapter 8 Mil Nicholson
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Play 59 59 - Book 4, Chapter 9 Mil Nicholson
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Play 60 60 - Book 4, Chapter 10 Mil Nicholson
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Play 61 61 - Book 4, Chapter 11 Mil Nicholson
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Play 62 62 - Book 4, Chapter 12 Mil Nicholson
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Play 63 63 - Book 4, Chapter 13 Mil Nicholson
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Play 64 64 - Book 4, Chapter 14 Mil Nicholson
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Play 65 65 - Book 4, Chapter 15 Mil Nicholson
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Play 66 66 - Book 4, Chapter 16 Mil Nicholson
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Play 67 67 - Book 4, Chapter 17 Mil Nicholson
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Play 68 68 - Postscript Mil Nicholson
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