Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Our Mutual Friend, Dickens’ last completed novel portraying a dark, macabre London. Read by Robert Hardy. Our Mutual Friend centres on an inheritance - Old Harmons’ 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.
PLEASE NOTE: This recording has been pulled from the Penguin Archives so the quality will not be the same as modern recordings.
What members say
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This isn't the unabridged. Whomp, whomp.
Would you try another book from Charles Dickens and/or Robert Hardy?
Yes, I would definitely try another Charles Dickens book.
Any additional comments?
I thought this was the unabridged version, but I should have known when it was only five hours (my own fault).
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