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Bleak House;

Author: Charles Dickens; Norman Page; Hablot Knight Browne
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1971.
Series: Penguin English library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. Bleak House  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Norman Page; Hablot Knight Browne
ISBN: 0140430636 9780140430639 9780141439723 0141439726
OCLC Number: 221357
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Description: [1], 965 pages illustrations, portrait 19 cm.
Series Title: Penguin English library.
Responsibility: edited by Norman Page; with an introduction by J. Hillis Miller, and 27 original illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ('Phiz').

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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  Read more...

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"Perhaps Bleak House is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote Bleak House he had grown up." --G. K. Chesterton

 
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