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Bleak House is Charles Dickens's masterful assault on the injustices of the British legal system. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Nicola Bradbury, as well as a preface by Terry Eagleton.

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.

This edition follows the first book edition of 1853, and includes all the original illustrations by 'Phiz', as well as appendices on the Chancery and spontaneous combustion. In his preface, Terry Eagleton examines characterisation and considers Bleak House as an early work of detective fiction.

Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions.

If you enjoyed Bleak House, you might like Dickens's Our Mutual Friend, also available in Penguin Classics.

'Perhaps his best novel ... when he wrote Bleak House he had grown up'

G.K. Chesterton

'One of the finest of all English satires'

Terry Eagleton

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Paperback Pages Number: 1088 Language: English. Publisher: Penguin Classics (April 29. 2003). Online book Edited with an Introduction and Notes by by Nicola adbury.

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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"

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