John Harmon is a young man estranged from his family, yet on his way from South Africa to London to receive his inheritance. But, according to his father's will, he can only claim it if he marries Bella Wilfer, a beautiful London girl whom he has never met. Before John arrives to claim his birthright, an unknown body is found drowned in the Thames and identified as him. The money passes instead to family servants Mr. and Mrs. Boffin, who welcome into their home the disappointed bride-to-be. But when their associate Silas Wegg tries to blackmail the Boffins with an alternative will, Bella must decide where her loyalties lie.
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"The fact that Dickens is always thought of as a caricaturist, although he was constantly trying to be something else, is perhaps the surest mark of his genius." --George Orwell
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Buchbeschreibung Macmillan Readers, 27.04.2005., 2005. Buchzustand: Gut. 128 Seiten in gutem Zustand A1015 ISBN 9781405073295 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 140 19,4 x 12,8 x 1,0 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 2139808