Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

Clarendon Edition





Veneering, Hamilton and Anastasia

Noveaux Riches family, they represent high society. Their regular dinner parties gather the society of Lightwood, Wrayburn, the Podsnaps, Boots, Twemlow Brewer and Lady Tippins. They share gossip, notably on the story of John Harmon. Veneering buys his way into Parliament, but is eventually bankrupted and flees to France.

The Veneering's Dinner Party, illustrated by Marcus Stone.





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