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Bleak House (Paperback)

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'Perhaps his best novel ... when Dickens wrote Bleak House he had grown up' G. K. Chesterton



As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, a destitute crossing-sweeper. A savage indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing-rooms of the aristocracy to the London slums.



Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Nicola Bradbury with a Preface by Terry Eagleton

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 25/01/2003 ISBN-13: 9780141439723  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist before establishing his reputation as a novelist with PICKWICK PAPERS (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. Nicola Bradbury is Lecturer in English at the University of Reading.

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