Bleak House - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)
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Bleak House - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)

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Hardback 1296 Pages
Published: 06/02/2020
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Complete and unabridged.

Bleak House is not only a love story and a tightly plotted murder mystery, but also a condemnation of the corruption at the heart of English society.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition has an afterword by David Stuart Davies and original illustrations by H. K. Browne.

The inheritance case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce has been going on for generations involving myriad characters from all walks of life. There’s Esther Summerson, Dickens' feisty heroine; Sir Leicester and Lady Dedlock, cocooned in their stately home in Lincolnshire; and Jo, the penniless crossing sweeper. We are drawn in and fascinated by the complex relationships. Indeed in none of Charles Dickens’ other novels is the canvas broader, the sweep more inclusive, the linguistic texture richer and the gallery of comic grotesques more extraordinary.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509825424
Number of pages: 1296
Weight: 616 g
Dimensions: 158 x 104 x 57 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Bleak House is his greatest novel . . . with its backdrop of a legal system more invested in obstruction and obfuscation than resolution, it remains utterly contemporary - Anna Quindlen, Independent

The greatest novel of the lot. Why? First, the quality of the writing; second, the complexity of the plot; third, the extraordinary insight and honesty of the characterization - Colin Dexter, Guardian

The story starts at a spine-tingling pace: a young woman cloaked in gray is swept up in a swirl of rain, fog and mud and sped to London by horse-drawn carriage. It is a romantic journey to the most unromantic of places, the chancery courts - Alessandra Stanley, New York Times

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“Great book”

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While Dickens is an incredible writer the sheer amount of characters and interlocking story lines, not to mention the many complexities of the legal system of the time, were just too much for this to be that... More

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“Bleak House”

This book had been on my bookshelf to read since I was 15. Each year I would pick it up, and tail off somewhere around page 30 concluding that my taste just wasn't mature enough to digest it yet.
I am so glad I... More

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