Scholarly Article Archive
The Scholarly Article Archive offers a range of "readings" on Our Mutual Friend from diverse schools of thought. Each article listed below is available in full e-text format. For a more comprehensive listing of recent criticism, see the Selected Bibliography.
Baumgarten, Murray. "Seeing Double: Jewish Isolation in Oliver Twist and Our Mutual Friend." A longer version of this article appears in Between "Race" and Culture: Representations of "the Jew" in English and American Literature, ed. Bryan Cheyette. Stanford: Stanford University Press: 1996.
Choi, Tina Young. "Completing the Circle: The Victorian Sanitary Movement, Our Mutual Friend, and Narrative Closure." A paper originally delivered at the Dickens Project Winter Conference, UC Davis, February 19-21, 1999.
MacKay, Carol Hanbery. "Narrating Self-Creation: John Harmon's Soliloquy in Our Mutual Friend." A longer version of this article appears as a chapter in Carol MacKay's Soliloquy in Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Consciousness Creating Itself. London: Macmillan, and Totowa, NJ: Barnes and Noble, 1987.