A Selected Bibliography

For a comprehensive bibliography of Our Mutual Friend before 1982, see Brattin and Hornback's OUR MUTUAL FRIEND: An Annotated Bibliography (New York: Garland Publishing, 1984). While Brattin and Hornback's bibliography is an invaluable resource (which includes a wide range of generic bibliographies, in addition to the literary criticism bibliography), their listing for criticism written in the early 80's is incomplete.

Another essential resource for the serious reader of Dickens's last completed novel is Michael Cotsell's The Companion to OUR MUTUAL FRIEND (London: Allen and Unwin, 1986), which annotates the novel chapter by chapter, and includes historical illustrations, transcriptions of the number plans, and its own extensive bibliography.