THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Our Mutual Friend
By Charles Dickens

An essay by Professor Kébir Sandy, which explores the character of Bella Wilfer, with analysis of several scenes from the novel.
An essay by Adelene Buckland of Newnham College exploring both the material and symbolic role of 'the fireside' in A Christmas Carol and Our Mutual Friend.
A scholarly article by Nicola Bown exploring the influence of Darwin's Origin of Species on this novel and the narrative role of Mr Venus's shop.
An essay by Sara D. Schotland of Georgetown University which discusses the character of Jenny Wren and how Dickens challenges binary oppositions in the representation of disability in the Victorian novel.
A chapter from Vanishing Points: Dickens, Narrative, and the Subject of Omniscience by Audrey Jaffe exploring the underlying ominscience of this novel's narrator.