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Penguin Classics
06 June 2003
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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 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.
By:   Charles Dickens
Preface by:   Terry Eagleton
Introduction by:   Nicola Bradbury
Edited by:   Nicola Bradbury
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   1st Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 46mm
Weight:   735g
ISBN:   9780141439723
ISBN 10:   0141439726
Pages:   1088
Publication Date:   06 June 2003
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Bleak House

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


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

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