Å Our Mutual Friend ↠´ Download by Å Charles Dickens
Å Our Mutual Friend ↠´ Download by Å Charles Dickens He do the Police in different voices I will show you fear in a handful of dust Trash Inc The Secret Life of Garbage Our Mutual Friend What do we have here but mounds of dust garbage and an old rascal who made his money by Dust , who grew rich as a Dust Contractor, and lived in a hollow in a hilly country entirely composed of Dust On his own small estate the growling old vagabond threw up his own mountain range, like an old volcano, and its geological formation was Dust Coal dust, vegetable dust, bone dust, crockery dust, rough dust and sifted dust, all manner of Dust Our Mutual Friend such a friendly title Surely nothing likeBleak House we will cheerily put behind its ten death scenes view spoiler Miss Barbary, Jenny s baby, In completing Our Mutual Friend, I believe that I may well have just finished reading the finest book written in the English language One could perhaps argue that the prose of Austen in her novel Emma isperfect but the plotting and characters of Dickens in Our Mutual Friend is exquisite Our Mutual Friend rivals Tolstoy s War and Peace in breadth, scope, scale, and number of characters but while War and Peace proceeds forward majestically in a linear fashion Our Mutual Friend, like Dickens Circumlocution Office Little Dorrit proceeds circuitously, bobbing and weaving, exposing its mysteries and delights, one by one, like peeling back the layers of an onion.
In Our Mutual Friend, Dickens plumbs the deep and dark depths of humanity s soul with the creation and actions of some of fiction s most horrifying villains At the same time Dickens balances the novel s darkness and depravity as we m The New York Times Said Of Our Mutual Friend, The Last Novel Completed By Dickens, That For Most Readers It Would Be Considered His Best While Expressing All The Humanism And Humor Of Dickens S Early Work, Our Mutual Friend Is Also The Author S Most Modern Novel And One Of His Most Sophisticated The Book S Themes Include The Search For Identity, The Extravagance Of Wealth, And The Dispersal Of Self, But At The Heart Of The Novel, As With All Of Dickens S Best Works, Are The Characters Both Thoughtful And Whimsical, And At Times Uproariously Funny, This Novel Is A Must For Dickens Readers Our Mutual Friend In Two Volumes , Charles Dickens 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 savage satire with social analysis In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as that of 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 1992 1369 1031 1370 19 .
Charles Dickens is one of my favourite authors and I have read a fair number of his books And so far,David Copperfieldhas become my favourite But none of the Dickens works have made it to the top five until now I say until now, forOur Mutual Friendcompensates heavily for the exclusion This is the last complete work by Dickens and I read that this work is much criticized as being less Dickensian There is probably truth in it, for while thematically relying on social commentary and preserving his natural wit, satire, and critical sense, Dickens has departed from his comfortable and established zone into a matured, complete and elevated level While it may not appeal to those who preferred the established Dickensian style, for my part, I found it really amazing and fascinating It is really a pity that Dickens couldn t complet Anyone familiar with LOST understands where I m coming from here, but just in case you re stuck under a rock and have never watched the show looking at you, Josiah the above cupcake image is the character, Desmond Hume Our Mutual Friend is associated with him on the show it s the one book he claims he will read before he dies and we find later he has named his boat wait for it Our Mutual Friend.
With that said, this connection to LOST is absolutely not the reason why I decided to read this book At least it s not the whole reason Actually I ve been meaning to read some Dickens for a while and I figure this is a good place to start again It s also the last completed novel by Dickens which I guess in some morbid way I was drawn to when I decided to pick it up So there we are It didn t hurt that sex pot Desmond Hume also toted it around with him which I m cer And this is the eternal law For, Evil often stops short at itself and dies with the doer of it but Good, neverCharles Dickens, Our Mutual FriendDicken s last finished novel, but not my last Dicken s novel I think I still have 5 left to read before I m done with Dickens I liked it It might have been closer to 3 than 4 EXCEPT I liked that Dickens seemed to reform somewhat his era s bias and his own bias towards Jews Mr Riah is a better character than was typically included in 19th century novels and better than Fagin in Oliver Twist Like most of Charles Dicken s romances it is a social and an economic critique and satire He also dances on themes of education, status and society, poor laws, inheritence, love, virtue, etc.
Like many Dickens novels, it is a bit baroque with all the characters and those characters often bend toward caricature Boffin, the Golden Dustman
Money Filthy lucre The love of money may be the root of all evil, but money, whether you like it or not Dickens tells us, is also Our Mutual Friend.
Nothing misses Dickens s sharp penetrating eye In this final completed novel he is at his most astute, most bitter, and most brilliantly sardonic We no longer have the posturing and hectoring tone of the earlier novels, but a muchnuanced writing style Dickens has honed his skills to perfection, using his sarcasm and wit to entertain in the blackest situations, and weaving together a complex narrative of interlocking stories in which the denouement is well nigh perfect.
Money Greed and avarice Cunning and contrivance Duplicity and deception All these, and many other ways of acquiring this desirable commodity are here Dickens weaves his words to tell us this truth, and as ever, we learn it I listened to this for the first time on audio And I know I m not supposed to do that with first time books because I can t comprehend audio as the first read I already have the book in mywishlist But I couldn t stop listening to it because the marrator Simon Vance was freaking amazing His voice was perfect for the book Um, I have it in my audible wishlist too He gets all the stars Now I m hoping my re read will bring this up to 5 stars when I can use my brain Just another book I would never have read if it weren t for Goodreads, friends and challenges Mel