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Bleak House

by Charles Dickens, Doreen Roberts

Part of the Wordsworth Classics Series

Bleak House Synopsis

With an Introduction and Notes by Doreen Roberts, University of Kent at Canterbury. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). Bleak House is one of Dickens' finest achievements, establishing his reputation as a serious and mature novelist, as well as a brilliant comic writer. It is at once a complex mystery story that fully engages the reader in the work of detection, and an unforgettable indictment of an indifferent society. Its representations of a great city's underworld, and of the law's corruption and delay, draw upon the author's personal knowledge and experience. But it is his symbolic art that projects these things in a vision that embraces black comedy, cosmic farce, and tragic ruin. In a unique creative experiment, Dickens divides the narrative between his heroine, Esther Summerson, who is psychologically interesting in her own right, and an unnamed narrator whose perspective both complements and challenges hers.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781853260827
Publication date: 5th December 1993
Author: Charles Dickens, Doreen Roberts
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 800 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

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