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Bleak House - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
  • Bleak House - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 05/12/1993
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With an Introduction and Notes by Doreen Roberts, University of Kent at Canterbury. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). Bleak House is one of Dickens' finest achievements, establishing his reputation as a serious and mature novelist, as well as a brilliant comic writer. It is at once a complex mystery story that fully engages the reader in the work of detection, and an unforgettable indictment of an indifferent society. Its representations of a great city's underworld, and of the law's corruption and delay, draw upon the author's personal knowledge and experience. But it is his symbolic art that projects these things in a vision that embraces black comedy, cosmic farce, and tragic ruin. In a unique creative experiment, Dickens divides the narrative between his heroine, Esther Summerson, who is psychologically interesting in her own right, and an unnamed narrator whose perspective both complements and challenges hers.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781853260827

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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.
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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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