The Penguin English Library Edition of Bleak House by Charles Dickens
'Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city. Fog on the Essex marshes, fog on the Kentish heights. Fog creeping into the cabooses of collier-brigs...'
As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.
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"Perhaps Bleak House""is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote""Bleak House he had grown up." --G. K. ChestertonBook Description:
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1104 pages. 7.72x5.12x2.05 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 4-0141199091