Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens
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Bleak House. The law courts prevailing over the case of Jarndyce & Jarndyce are overwhelming in their pedantic, futile red-tape bureaucratic adherence to old principles and are partly based on Dickens' time as a young law clerk. With a massive cast of characters--many with ingeniously comic names--and his most complex plot, Bleak House is believed by many to be Dickens' greatest work. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens
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ISBN: 9780615843940
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Bleak House. Bleak House is one of Dickens' more accomplished novels. It's an intricately plotted book with many characters, and it draws upon Dickens' knowledge of England's Court of Chancery with the fictional case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce. The litigation has eaten up years and the vast majority of the estate due to conflicting wills. While the court case is certainly the backdrop, we also meet Esther Summerson, who comes to stay at Bleak House. Is she one of the heirs? Is that why Mr. Jarndyce wants to make sure she's well cared for at the estate? We also meet Lady Dedlock, who has her own secrets. Among the other characters, are cousins Richard Carstone and Ada Clair, who fall in love and are beneficiaries of one of the wills. Conflict and social commentary mix with satire and some of Dickens' best characters. Bleak House is a long, but rewarding novel. One of Dickens' best.

The Complete Works Of Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616400188
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The Complete Works Of Charles Dickens. It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Part I of Bleak House, Dickens's ninth novel, which was originally serialized in standalone installments between 1852 and 1853. The story of Esther Summerson, an illegitimate child of the aristocracy, and her search for her parentage and her place in the world, it is one of Dickens's finest works, featuring biting commentary on Victorian attitudes toward women as well as toward the English legal system.

Bleak House Diversion Classics

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1682307697
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Bleak House Diversion Classics . Considered by many to be Dickens’ best work, Bleak House focuses its gaze on the British legal system, and does not flinch. A distinctly dissimilar cast of characters find their worlds intertwined by two things: a legal case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, which has lasted so long that at least one generation of the Jarndyce family has expired since its start, and the thick fog that seems to hang over both the case and their entire lives. Brilliantly divided into two strands of narration, one the voice of orphan Esther Summerson, and one an omniscient narrator picking up the thread of haughty Lady Dedlock’s life, Dickens seamlessly draws us into the worlds of the aristocracy all the way down to the poorest of London slums. Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. For more classic titles like this, visit www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/diversion-classics

Charles Dickens S Bleak House

Author: Janice M. Allan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415247733
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Charles Dickens S Bleak House. With its sustained social criticism and complex construction, Charles Dickens's Bleak House (1853) is considered by many critics to be Dickens's most remarkable novel. Janice Allan: introduces the contextual issues that most directly influenced Dickens's writing and reprints relevant source documents provides a comprehensive survey of the criticism of Bleak House from publication to the present, then introduces, reprints and annotates extracts from significant critical texts discusses key passages of the text, which are reprinted and fully annotated for ease of use includes cross-references throughout, making illuminating connections between the text, contexts and interpretations of the novel concludes the volume with suggestions to further reading, enabling additional focused study Both accessible and informative, Janice Allan provides an invaluable guide to one of the nineteenth century's most important and frequently studied novels.

Dickens Bleak House

Author: Graham Storey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521316910
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Dickens Bleak House. A detailed analysis of the principal themes and unique structure of Dicken's Bleak House.

Charles Dickens S Bleak House

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House
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Charles Dickens S Bleak House. A collection of seven critical essays on Dickens's novel Bleak house, arranged in chronological order of their original publication.