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Our Mutual Friend Book 4, Part 19, Chapter 17

By Charles Dickens

Book 4, Part 19, Chapter 17

The Voice of Society

  • The book closes with a final look in on one of the Veneerings' dinner parties. A woman named Tippins says that it's an absolute disgrace that Eugene Wrayburn would marry the daughter of a river worker.
  • But who should step up and defend Eugene but the shy Mr. Twemlow, who says that love is all that matters. The people in the party don't agree with him at all, but Eugene's friend Mortimer is grateful for Twemlow's bravery in speaking out against all the snobs and jerks of the London upper class.