Book Review: Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend 
by Charles DickensMarcus Stone (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars on GoodReads


Old Harmon is dead, and his will stipulates that if his son, John, wants to inherit his vast fortune, then John must marry Bella Wilfer, a beautiful girl from a poor family. John travels back to England, and dons a disguise so that he can observe Bella before making up his mind. But when a body is found floating in the river, everyone assumes that it is John Harmon, and John takes on a new identity and a new occupation.
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Book Review: Master Humphrey’s Clock

Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens
Master Humphrey’s Clock 
by Charles Dickens

3 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

A collection of stories from a fictitious club of writers, including the hilarious Mr. Pickwick, who share various anecdotes and short stories amongst the members of the club. These lead into the serialized novels of “Ye Olde Curiosity Shop” and “Barnaby Rudge”, serving as an introduction for fictional narrators of those stories.
Some of the anecdotes are creepy and ghostly, some are funny, some are historical. Some have tragic romance, or supernatural witches. Some are just lively tales of everyday life.

They are all certainly interesting and varied, but so disconnected and strangely unfinished that I couldn’t really enjoy them.
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Mystery of Edwin Drood Book Review

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
The Mystery of Edwin Drood 
by Charles Dickens

4 out of 5 stars on GoodREads

Edwin Drood has been engaged to the lovely Rosa Bud since they were children. The engagement was the dearest wish of their deceased parents, and the two have grown used to the idea that when they come of age they will get married despite the lack of real affection between them. But Edwin’s uncle, John Jasper, has a secret passion for Rosa, and she regards him with fear and dread. Edwin sees nothing wrong, and trusts his uncle completely, not knowing that Jasper is an opium addict.

When Edwin goes missing on a stormy Christmas Eve, suspicion falls on an innocent young man, Neville Landless, who had an argument with Edwin weeks before. Jasper vows to bring the murderer to justice, and spends his time spying and searching out his neighbor’s secrets. Frightened by what the impassioned Jasper might do, Rosa flees to her guardian in London and befriends Neville’s sister, Helena. From the opium dens of London to the quiet streets of a country village, the mystery takes many shapes as each character searches for the truth.

It’s amazing to me that even this little fragment of a story still holds such power and interest hundreds of years after it was written!

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If You Like This… Read That: Classics Edition

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If you liked this classic book, then you should read this other classic book! Leave a comment and tell me what classics you recommend for me to read!

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Fictional Boyfriends Tag: Classics Edition

Who is YOUR favorite fictional boyfriend/girlfriend? Tell me in the comments!
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