Love stories I said they are different for while in one the male influence works miracles to rescue and bring up his love morally upright in the other female influence works a similar miracle to save and uplift morally her love from aimless wondering If I m to be uiet honest this theme was what attached me downright to the book The stories themselves to be uiet honest this theme was what attached me downright to the book The stories with assionate emotional and sentimental writing bring out two delightful classical love stories and undoubtedly best by Dickens I have so far And to add to the allure Dickens uses a jealous and maniacal villain who would have almost turned one love story into a tragedyClass difference is yet another major theme Dickens expounded on this theme through one of
THE LOVE STORIES A BARRISTER S love stories A barrister s and admiration for a working class girl is checked by the difference in their social status And when irrespective of this obstacle their union is finally made Dickens expresses the voice of the society and their eagerness in casting their votes in condemnation Dickens also touches on mistaken identity a little on mystery and on discrimination Feldgeby treatment of Riah making the novel thematically rich Social commentary is a fixed feature of all Dickens s work and there is no exception here Using a wider range of characters Dickens works on the upper class hypocrisy the lower class deception and middle class salvation Dickens saw and believed that the future of England lay in the hands of the rising middle class Eugene s marriage to Lizzie despite her low class and John Harmon s decision to use his new wealth for the benefit of those unfortunate but deserving fellow men laces faith in the middle class to uplift England socially and economically And all these themes are expounded and engaging lots are created with the use of a set of extremely interesting characters Here too Dickens is at novelty in introducing than one hero and heroine And interestingly there is than one villain too Almost all the characters are interesting in their own way But my interest was very much captivated by one heroine Lizzie Hexam and one villain Bradley HeadstoneDickens s writing here is absolutely beautiful It is rich fascinating dramatic and complete I was utterly amazed at Dickens s skill at writing for in this work most of his satire he has achieved figuratively It is utterly awesome Our Mutual Friend is doubtless the best of the Dickens that I have read so far And all though I have read only about half of his work I doubt whether the Claus Beck Nielsen 1963 2001 place this work has taken in my heart can be replaced by any other David Copperfield was my most loved until now but no longer I m really glad that Dickensroduced such great work even though his literary journey was cut before his elevated mind and writing could Books By Nassim Nicholas Taleb produce another completed work However forroducing this beautiful work that I would cherish for the rest of my life I m eternally grateful to him 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 reuire him to marry Bella Wilfer a beautiful mercenary girl whom he had never met 1992 1369 1031 1370 19 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 my wishlist But I couldn t stop listening to it because the marrator Simon Vance was freaking amazing His voice was The Skilled Helper 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. The nouveaux riches the ingenuousness of the aspiringoor and the unfailing ower of wealth to corrupt all who crave it With its flavorful cast of characters and numerous subplots Our Mutual Friend is one of Dickens’s most complex and satisfying nove. E fact that he never got sports car he always wanted had an anorectal fistula ahem a different sort than the fistulas we deal with Rhonda and whatever He was robably just an old curmudgeon by that oint anyway I m sure he had to deal with a lot of Refuge E people saying all the time Why can t you write a nice story about that sweet little Oliver Twist again He was so darling That s gotta be a lot ofressure It s like Arthur Conan Doyle not being able to stop writing about Sherlock Holmes Or JK Rowling not being able to stop writing about that Cracks In Time pesky Harry PotterSo this book is darker but it s also about money As opposed to his other books which deal largely with the lack of money this book actually focuses oneople with money This leads to a different dynamic than his other booksThere are a lot of effing characters but they re all really well written characters Note Wikipedia references 19 major characters and 16 minor characters Jenny Wren is robably the most fascinating characters in literary history for example but I could robably babble on about everyone else as well Apparently Henry James had a Twice The Dirty Dirty Fuckers Mc 4 problem with the characters not being realistic or something Whatever Hank suck it No one cares what you think anyway and you re just jealousThe one real complaint I have is Bella s father who is referred to as cherubic multiple times on severalages The book is almost 1000 ages long That s a lot of words That shows Dickens was a wordsmith A retty darn good one at that Couldn t ya come up with something else besides cherubic Chuck Someone buy that man a thesaurusThe Afterword in my edition was great and really touched on the issues Mrs Pargeters Plot Mrs Pargeter 5 people have with the book like good ol Hank James up there calling the characters unrealistic and shit That was intentional The whole thing is intentional From beginning to ending Dickens knew what he was doing and it all means something and OMG Just like the creators of LOSTBut the bottom line is and this review certainly doesn t do the book justice Our Mutual Friendrobably ranks as my favorite Dickens which Usability Testmetoder Til Mere Brugervenlige Websites P Internettet previously had been I don t know Great Expectations or something My excuse is simply that I didn t know any better And Your Yumminess Desmond Hume wasn t even stuck on that island when I first read Great Expectations Charles Dickens is one of my favourite authors and I have read a fair number of his books And so far David Copperfield has become my favourite But none of the Dickens works have made it to the top five until now I say until now for Our Mutual Friend compensates 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 isrobably truth in it for while thematically relying on social commentary and reserving 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 referred the established Dickensian style for my Data Driven Marketing part I found it really amazing and fascinating It is really aity that Dickens couldn t complete any work after this for I loved this new turn in Dickens and would have loved to see its rogressMoney lays a major role in Our Mutual Friend so one can easily say that it is the
Main Theme A Man Fakes theme A man fakes own death to avoid an inheritance straddled with a bride and the bride in her disappointment seeks another money match Then there is a fortune seeker and an adventurer whose deception of each other unites them in marriage only to learn their own deception Stuck together however they unite and scheme not very successfully to advance their financial Adult Dyslexia position Then there is also the greedy and corrupt Christian money lender who hides in the coat of a gentle Jew and who he represents to the world as being therincipal while in reality he is his employeeLove is eually a strong theme here Not being satisfied creating one love story to expound on the theme Dickens weaves two different beautiful. E hands surprisingly raising to new heights “Noddy” Boffin a low born but kindly clerk who becomes “the Golden Dustman” Charles Dickens’s last complete novel Our Mutual Friend encompasses the great themes of his earlier works the retensions of.
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"m done with "done with 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 critiue and satire He also dances on themes of education status and society The Unscratchables poor laws inheritence love virtue etc etc Like many Dickens novels it is a bit baroue with all the characters and those characters often bend toward caricature Boffin the Golden Dustman theeg legged Silas Wegg Jenny Wren etc I loved them all but while their sentiments are often VERY human they still seem like dolls dressed up not fully formed Tragedy At Honda people Some of my favorite characters in Dickens novels are those that move between being good and being bad or if not bad selfishindulgentexasperatinghuman I loved Bella Wilfer While she is nowhere near bad and uite obviously therimary heroine of the story she is an imperfect heroine at first She is interesting and dynamic for it I also adored Sophronia and Alfred Lammle a scheming match made in Dante s inferno for sure Finally I adored Eugene Wrayburn the 2nd herobarrister with zeros cases A Russian bride whose daugther went to the same school as my kids when I was teasing her about Putin God and something about the Russian Orthodox church once called me a Civil Disobedience pofogist I m still trying to figure out what the exact word My best guess was she was trying to say I was both absurd and apathetic This unknown word describes Euguen Wrayburn for most the novel and I love him for being like me my wife would argue with that but my friend the Russian bride certainly thinks it is true Finally I did enjoy the imagry of this novel The waterlays a huge role so does money obviously boats and dust heaps Dust heaps and money Water boats and baptism And throughout the measure of it To Kingdom Come people getting by andeople being exceptional It was C Dicken s last finished novel and certainly not his best I could easily name four or five I liked significantly better but I don t regret a day or a dollar I spent on it Anyone familiar with LOST understands where I m coming from here but just in case re stuck under a rock and have never watched the show looking at you Josiah the above cupcake image 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 FriendWith 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 Let Me Drown With Moses 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 toick it up So there we are It didn t hurt that sex Shadow Kiss Vampire Academy The Graphic Novel 3 pot Desmond Hume also toted it around with him which I m certain has some deeper meaning than I m able to comprehend right nowAll of the LOST references aside Our Mutual Friend was freaking fantastic I don t wanna hear anyone s tears looking at you Rhonda about how boring Dickens is and OMG he writes foraaaaages without really saying anything You all are wrong respectfully Oh sure I get it There are a lot of words and lots of A Concise History Of Sweden pages and sure it seems like he s not really getting anywhere but that s his freaking genius And well I like big books and can not lieThis is the darkest Dickens I have read so far and I wonder how much of that has to do with the fact that he was older when he wrote it already in his 50s wasrobably spending a lot of time contemplating his life and th. A satiric masterpiece about the allure and eril of money Our Mutual Friend revolves around the inheritance of a dust heap where the rich throw their trash When the body of John Harmon the dust heap’s expected heir is found in the Thames fortunes chang. ,