Charles Dickens
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages: N/A

“When it comes to walking the mean streets, Dickens could give modern genre authors the tour of their lives.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times   When a corpse is found in the Thames River and identified as John Harmon, many lives will be forever changed. John, who had been abroad and estranged from his miserly father for years, will no longer collect his inheritance. It will instead go to the miser’s employees, Mr. and Mrs. Boffin, transforming their circumstances. The miser’s will had placed a condition on John: marry Bella Wilfer, a woman he had never met, in order to collect the estate. Now Bella is on her own—until she is generously taken in by the Boffins.   These events not only alter the course of several lives, but also end a life—that of the waterman who found John’s body. Accused by a rival of murdering the heir, Gaffer Hexam is soon found drowned as well, resulting in a ...
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