Original Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend - 1st Edition - June 1865 no14

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This monthly serialised Dickens novel part 14 only, true 1st edition paper back
style, you bought these every month and then placed them in a binder minus
adverts and paper cover.

Our Mutual Friend, written in 1864–1865, is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining savage satire with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, quoting the book's character Bella Wilfer, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life

Our Mutual Friend, like most Dickens novels, was published in monthly instalments. Each of the 19 instalments cost one shilling (with the exception of the nineteenth, which was double-length and cost two). Each issue featured 32 pages of text and two illustrations by Marcus Stone. Sales of Our Mutual Friend were 35,000 for the first monthly number, but then dropped by 5,000 for the second number. The concluding double number (instalments XIX–XX) sold 19,000.[23]

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The Dickens’ serial was carefully packed and promptly shipped. I was a little worried about being shipped over so great a distance, but it was packed with care and was well-supported during shipment.

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