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Bleak House opens in the twilight of foggy London, where fog grips the city most densely in the Court of Chancery. The obscure case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, in which an inheritance is gradually devoured by legal costs, the romance of Esther Summerson and the secrets of her origin, the sleuthing of Detective Inspector Bucket and the fate of Jo the crossing-sweeper, these are some of the lives Dickens invokes to portray London society, rich and poor, as no other novelist has done. Bleak House, in its atmosphere, symbolism and magnificent bleak comedy, is often regarded as the best of Dickens. A 'great Victorian novel', it is so inventive in its competing plots and styles that it eludes interpretation.

About the Author

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation,but also the horror of the infamous debtors prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and “slave” factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorneys clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141198354
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Bradbury, Nicola
Author:
Bickford-Smith, Coralie
Author:
Brown, Hablot K.
Author:
s, Charles
Author:
Dicken
Author:
Eagleton, Terry
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Hardcover Classics
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
1088
Dimensions:
8.01 x 5.28 x 1.73 in 2.06 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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