OUR MUTUAL FRIEND

Dickens Charles

Published by London Chapman and Hall 1865
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. Here are our closest matches for OUR MUTUAL FRIEND by Dickens Charles.

Description:

2 volumes. First edition, with the three page Postscript by Dickens at the end of Volume II. With 40 engraved plates by Marcus Stone. 8vo, bound in contemporary full tan calf, the boards ruled in gilt with small floral corner pieces, the spines with wide gilt tooled bands handsomely ruled in gilt and blind, volume numbers in gilt in one compartment, black morocco labels lettered and ruled in gilt in another, end-papers and page edges handsomely marbled. xi, 320; viii, 309 pp. Quite a handsome set, the text firm and fresh with only minor light occasional foxing, far less then is typical. The bindings are very attractive and well preserved with just a touch of rubbing to the boards and edges. A lovely copy. AN EXTREMELY APPEALING SET IN A VERY HANDSOME FULL CALF CONTEMPORARY BINDINGS. This was the second to last book that Dickens would write, and the last one that he would actually finish. The years shortly before the publication of OUR MUTUAL FRIEND were fraught with domestic sorrow that would lead to his eventual decline. He separated from his wife Catherine in 1858 after his admiration for the young actress Ellen Ternan strained his already deteriorating marriage. He further had to defend himself against scandal and protest his innocence when wagging tongues of gossip linked his name to his sister-in-law Georgina’s who had served as his housekeeper for many years. He threw his restless energy into increased productivity and public readings of his work, both of which were physically and emotionally exhausting. He suffered from recurrent illnesses during the creation of OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, but nonetheless managed to maintain the level of genius in his prose that had pervaded his previous works. He died unexpectedly only five years later, while he was writing THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. He had, with this novel, ".for the first time given serious consideraiton to the theme of unrequited love. In earlier books it may have been secret or ill-timed, but there was always and equilibrium in which both parties seem to accept that they loved or can be loved; and that, when eventually they declare their love, it is not rejected." But "there is torture in love, and despair, and madness. There is some necessary connection between courtship and death.so tht.it is possible to trace the strange curve of Dickens’ temperment exploring extremity in art if not necessarily life." (Ackroyd, 955) Like most of Dickens’ work, OUR MUTUAL FRIEND was published in monthly serial parts, the first in May of 1864 and the last in November of 1865. This two-volume set was released almost immediately after the issue of the final episode. An extremely well-preserved set of the first edition of one of Dickens’ final efforts. Bookseller Inventory #

Bibliographic Details

Title: OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
Publisher: London Chapman and Hall 1865

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Charles Dickens, Michael Cotsell
Published by Oxford Paperbacks 01/01/1990 (1990)
ISBN 10: 0192817957 ISBN 13: 9780192817952
Used Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Fun_Meister
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Paperbacks 01/01/1990, 1990. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780192817952

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dickens, Charles
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1998)
ISBN 10: 0140270841 ISBN 13: 9780140270846
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookbarn International
(Bristol, SOM, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2355389

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Charles Dickens
Published by Oxford University Press (1952)
ISBN 10: 0192545108 ISBN 13: 9780192545107
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookbarn International
(Bristol, SOM, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Fade marks to cover. Reprinted 1987. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2377610

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Charles Dickens
Published by Collins Clear Type Press
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookbarn International
(Bristol, SOM, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collins Clear Type Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. No Dustjacket. Hinges cracked internally. Illustrated Plates. Undated. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2378853

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Dickens, Charles
Published by Wordsworth Editions (1997)
ISBN 10: 1853261947 ISBN 13: 9781853261947
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookbarn International
(Bristol, SOM, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wordsworth Editions, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2406638

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Dickens, Charles
Published by Signet Classics (1964)
ISBN 10: 0451511042 ISBN 13: 9780451511041
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet Classics, 1964. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91322388

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dickens, Charles
Published by Penguin UK (1998)
ISBN 10: 0140270841 ISBN 13: 9780140270846
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin UK, 1998. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92984871

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Dickens, Charles
Published by Signet Classics (1964)
ISBN 10: 0451511042 ISBN 13: 9780451511041
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signet Classics, 1964. Book Condition: Fair. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP76530092

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Charles Dickens
Published by Modern Library (2002)
ISBN 10: 0375761144 ISBN 13: 9780375761140
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library, 2002. Book Condition: Fair. New. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP14492502

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Charles Dickens
Published by Penguin Classics (1971)
ISBN 10: 0140430601 ISBN 13: 9780140430608
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1971. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8618076

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 2614 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book