Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

Clarendon Edition





Lizzie Hexam

A young woman of around 20, daughter of Gaffer and sister to Charley Hexam. She supports her brother and works with her father, despite her dislike of the work. She is pursued by both Bradley Headstone and Eugene Wrayburn, prompting her retreat to the countryside under the guidance of Mr Riah.

Keeley Hawes as Lizzie Hexam, 1998 BBC series

Marcus Stone's illustration of Lizzie by the Fire, 'Waiting for Father'.

Lizzie and Gaffer Hexam

Jessee Hexam

AKA: Gaffer

Father of Lizzie Hexam, he discovers the body taken as John Harmon's in the Thames.



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