Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Our Mutual Friend; Dickens' last completed novel portraying a dark; macabre London. Read by Robert Hardy.
PLEASE NOTE: This recording has been pulled from the Penguin Archives so the quality will not be the same as modern recordings. Please listen to a sample before you buy.
Our Mutual Friend centres on an inheritance - Old Harmon's profitable dust heaps - and its legatees; young John Harmon; presumed drowned when a body is pulled out of the River Thames; and kindly dustman Mr Boffin; to whom the fortune defaults.
With brilliant satire; Dickens portrays a dark; macabre London; inhabited by such disparate characters as Gaffer Hexam; scavenging the river for corpses; enchanting; mercenary Bella Wilfer; the social climbing Veneerings; and the unscrupulous street-trader Silas Wegg. The novel is richly symbolic in its vision of death and renewal in a city dominated by the fetid Thames; and the corrupting power of money.
Part of a series of abridged; vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives.
Affordable; collectable; quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.