A rich and complex pattern of theme, symbol, comic exuberance, sharp social comment and telling detail - these are all aspects of "our mutual friend". The book begins like "Little Dorrit", as a satire on wealth and its corrupting power, symbolized by the inheritance of a dust-heap and represented by the changing fortunes of Boffin, the golden dustman, and by the brilliant portrayal of the upstart veneerings and their circle. In this book, there is a new preoccupation with the Dickensian genius resulting in a greater inwardness and a fascination with extreme situations. In the last novel that he completed, Dickens seemed to be about to make yet another advance in the practice of his art.
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'The great poet of the city. He was created by London'
Adrian Poole writes in his introduction to this new edition, 'In its vast scope and perilous ambitions it has much in common with Bleak House and Little Dorrit, but its manner is more stealthy, on edge, enigmatic'.
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Well, if, like me you've been struggling to come to terms with your rampant imagination and like the idea of dead bodies floating in the River Thames, or chunks of dead bodies preserved in glass bottles, well then, I suppose this little number is just for you. Give it a try. Charles.
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 1997. Audio Book(Cassette). Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-007-94-7564107