Our Mutual Friend
I think a man, young and perhaps eccentric, feigning to be dead, and being dead to all intents and purposes external to himself, and for a few years retaining the singular view of life and character so imparted, would be a good leading incident for a story …. A poor impostor of a man marrying a woman for her money; she marrying him for his money; after marriage both finding out their mistake, and entering into a league and covenant against folk in general; with whom I propose to connect some Perfectly New People … I must use somehow the uneducated father in fustian and the educated boy in spectacles whom Leech and I saw at Chatham.
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