Our Mutual Friend

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Januar 2012




John Harmon returns to England after years in exile to claim his inheritance: a great fortune and a beautiful young woman to whom he is betrothed, but has never met. When Harmon's body is pulled out of the Thames, all of London is fascinated by the mystery of the murdered man and his unclaimed riches. Scavengers, social-climbers, lawyers and teachers, a money-lender and a dolls-dressmaker, men and women both honest and villainous, will all become embroiled in this tale of love and obsession, death and rebirth.


Charles Dickens


"Our Mutual Friend made me want to be a writer."
--Zoe Heller, "Guardian"
"Dickens wasn't just telling a story, but drawing a panoramic picture of his times, full of detail about the way the Victorians lived, loved and thought. Our Mutual Friend is superbly constructed -- part social satire, part murder mystery, part love story. It is crowded with memorable characters: the aspirational Veneerings, the playboy lawyer Eugene Wrayburn, and the heroines: giddy-minded Bella Wilfur and saintly Lizzy Hexam."
"Perhaps his greatest work. The great novel of London: dark, wise, unsentimental."
--William Boyd, "Newsweek
EAN: 9781448129812
Untertitel: EPUB. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2012
Seitenanzahl: 928 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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