Cover detail of Our Mutual Friend serial part, published by Chapman and Hall in 1865. Ada B. Nisbet Archive, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Dickens published Our Mutual Friend in twenty monthly parts from May 1864 to November 1865. It was the fourteenth and final novel in his vast corpus of novels, only to be followed by The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), which remained unfinished at the time of his death.

This section of the Scholary Pages provides a repository of information about the history, composition, publication, and reception of Our Mutual Friend, including scans of the manuscript and number plans, a gallery of Marcus Stone's forty original illustrations, and rare digitizations of 19th-century advertisements that were included with the novel during its serial publication.