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Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Ware : Wordsworth, 1994.
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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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1853260827 9781853260827
OCLC Number: 59974800
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Description: 723 pages
Responsibility: Charles Dickens.

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Represents a city's underworld, and the laws of corruption and delay. This novel projects these things in a vision that embraces black comedy, cosmic farce, and tragic ruin.  Read more...

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