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Bleak House ([New ed.])

By: Dickens, Charles

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Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
0199536317 / 9780199536313
Paperback
823.8
15/05/2008
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England
Classics
20 cm xxxviii, 945 p. : ill.
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Quiz No: 217756, Points 67.00, Book Level 8.80,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. This ed. originally published: 1996.

Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - -between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims.

Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed.

Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life.

It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love.

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BIC:

DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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