978-1-59308-311-3 / 1593083114

Bleak House (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Dickens, Charles

Publisher:Barnes & Noble Classics



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Paperback. Pub Date: 2005 Pages: 874 Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics Bleak House '(1853) is one of Dickens' most ambitious Works and ESTABLISHED HIS reputation as a mature novelist capable of writing about the most serious issues the while maintaining a talent for the blackest humour and comic farce. Narrated in turns by ward of court. Esther Summerson and an unnamed narrator whose outlook both compliments Esther's and challenges it. the stories of Ada and Richard Clare. whose inheritance is gradually depleted under the burden of legal costs. Tulkinghorn the lawyer. Inspector Bucket and Esther herself. are ought together in a complex tale of corruption and the heartlessness and inefficiency of the legal system. Based on the world-famous Nonesuch Press edition of 1937. the text is taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition. which became known as the Charles Dickens editi...

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