Bleak House (Penguin English Library)

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9780141199092: Bleak House (Penguin English Library)

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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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-12-06 Pages: 1104 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books 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 l...

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"Perhaps Bleak House" is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote" Bleak House he had grown up." --G. K. Chesterton

"Perhaps Bleak House" "is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote" "Bleak House he had grown up." --G. K. Chesterton

" Perhaps Bleak House" "is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote" "Bleak House he had grown up." -- G. K. Chesterton

"Perhaps Bleak House""is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote""Bleak House he had grown up." --G. K. Chesterton

Perhaps Bleak House" "is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote" "Bleak House he had grown up. G. K. Chesterton"

"Perhaps Bleak House is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote Bleak House he had grown up." --G. K. Chesterton

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