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Bleak House

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Bleak House opens in a London shrouded by fog—a fog that swirls most densely about the Court of Chancery, where the obscure case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce lies lost in endless litigation, slowly devouring an inheritance in legal costs.

Against this ominous background, Dickens’ rich tapestry of a novel weaves together the fortunes and desires of several characters whose fates are tied to the case: Ada and Richard, two young orphans who stand to inherit and wish to marry when they do; the worthy John Jarndyce, their voluntary guardian while the case is pending; and Esther Summerson, Jarndyce’s protégée, whose romance is complicated by torn loyalties and whose heritage is shrouded in mystery and scandal. This darkly comic portrait of London society is often regarded as Dickens’ best.

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Unabridged.
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English
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9781483088617 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1483088618 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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Read by Simon Vance.
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The novel follows the fortunes of three characters, Esther Summerson, Ada Clare, and Richard Carstone, and the relations of these three young people in the Jarndyce household. The story they tell embodies Dickens's merciless indicment of the Court of Chancery and its bungling, morally corrupt handling of the endless case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, giving the novel its scope and meaning. Included is one of Dickens's most savage judgements on an indifferent society.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Vance, S. Bleak House. Unabridged. [United States].

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Simon. Vance. Bleak House. [United States].

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Simon. Vance, Bleak House. [United States].

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Dickens, Charles, and Simon Vance. Bleak House. Unabridged. [United States],

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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