Our Mutual Friend
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2006
Duration: 32 hours 0 minutes
A sinister masterpiece, this chilling tale unfolds around drowning, disguises, and doubles, violence, murder, and triumphant love. Characters include young John Harmon, presumed killed on his return to England but very much alive, and Bella Wilfer, one of Dickens's most splendid female characters. This novel is quintessentially Dickensian in its grotesque caricatures and rich symbolism.
"Our Mutual Friend was the last novel Charles Dickens completed and is, arguably, his darkest and most complex...the author's heroes are more flawed, his villains more sympathetic, and the story as a whole more harrowing and less sentimental...Dark as the novel is, Dickens is careful to leaven it with secondary characters who are as funny as they are menacing...Our Mutual Friend is one of Dickens' most satisfying novels, and a fitting denouement to his prolific career."-Amazon.com, editorial review