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Everyman's Library #0008: Bleak House

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The complex story of a notorious law-suit in which love and inheritance are set against the classic urban background of 19th-century London, where fog on the river, seeping into the very bones of the characters, symbolizes the corruption of the legal system and the society which supports it.

“Jarndyce and Jarndyce” is an infamous lawsuit that has been in process for generations. Nobody can remember exactly how the case started but many different individuals have found their fortunes caught up in it. Esther Summerson watches as her friends and neighbours are consumed by their hopes and disappointments with the proceedings. But while the intricate puzzles of the lawsuit are being debated by lawyers, other more dramatic mysteries are unfolding that involve heartbreak, lost children, blackmail and murder.

The fog and cold that permeate Bleak House mirror a Victorian England mired in spiritual insolvency. Dickens brought all his passion, brilliance, and narrative verve to this huge novel of lives entangled in a multi-generational lawsuit—and through it, he achieved, at age 41, a stature almost Shakespearean.

Introduction by Barbara Hardy

Synopsis:

This collection from Everymans Library provides the greatest works from one of the literary worlds most legendary authors. Each of Charles Dickenss masterpieces is filled with compellingly and masterfully written prose, an adept understanding of human nature, and some of literatures most iconic characters. These beautiful, clothbound classics are essentials for any home library.

Titles included:

Bleak House

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

David Copperfield

Great Expectations

Oliver Twist

A Tale of Two Cities

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Barbara Hardy

About the Author

Mary Gaitskill is the author of a novel, Two Girls, Fat and Thin, and two collections of stories, Bad Behavior and Because They Wanted To. She lives in New York.

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ISBN:
9780679405689
Designed:
Hardy, Barbara
Author:
Hardy, Barbara
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
London
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Guardian and ward
Subject:
Illegitimate children
Subject:
Young women -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
0008
Publication Date:
19911031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1032
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 5.5 in 9.38 lb

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Product details 1032 pages Everyman's Library - English 9780679405689 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This collection from Everymans Library provides the greatest works from one of the literary worlds most legendary authors. Each of Charles Dickenss masterpieces is filled with compellingly and masterfully written prose, an adept understanding of human nature, and some of literatures most iconic characters. These beautiful, clothbound classics are essentials for any home library.

Titles included:

Bleak House

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

David Copperfield

Great Expectations

Oliver Twist

A Tale of Two Cities

"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Barbara Hardy

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