Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

Clarendon Edition





Wrayburn, Eugene

Close friend of Mortimer Lightwood. A barrister for seven years, Wrayburn is never in work. He is an upper class idle melancholic with an over bearing father M.R.F. The Harmon case goes to Wrayburn who meets Lizzie Hexam and pursues her with no understanding of his intensions. He educates Lizzie, despite her brother’s objections. He is attacked by Bradley Headstone and saved by Lizzie, who he then marries.

Wrayburn, Harmon and Lightwood as seen in BBC series of 1998

Wrayburn and Lightwood, as illustrated by Marcus Stone





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