“A foggy day in London town…”

The third book of Our Mutual Friend opens with a short but evocative description of a London fog.  Bleak House, famously, begins with a description of fog swirling around and through the Courts of Chancery.  I post here a side-by-side comparison of the two passages – using the opening four paragraphs of Bleak House. In a separate post, I include the first five paragraphs of Bleak House;  that last paragraph is almost as long as the first four combined.   – Tom

Dickens, Two Fogs – excerpts from ‘Bleak House’ and ‘Our Mutual Friend’

Dickens – The fog that opens ‘Bleak House’ (complete)

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