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Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Nicola (EDT) Charles; Bradbury Dickens
Series: Penguin Classics
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Description

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 and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, 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 poorest of London slums.

Awards

Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Author description

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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141439723
  • : Penguin Group USA
  • : Penguin Group USA
  • : April 2003
  • : 200mm X 129mm X 48mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2003
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction
  • : 1088
  • : 2003269514
  • : 823/.8
  • : English
  • : Revised edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Nicola (EDT) Charles; Bradbury Dickens