Bleak house

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Everyman's library volume no. 8.
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Published in 1853, Bleak House is one of Dickens' most mature and ambitious novels. From London's slums to the Court of Chancery, where the endless case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce devours the future of several generations, the author's canvas of Victorian society vividly conveys an indictment of legal corruption, a riveting tale of detection, and a compelling emotional drama.
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9780679405689
9789629544867
9789629544874
9781483088617
9780307950529
9780786161430
9781400129089
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1180
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The text of this Modern Library Paperback Classic was set from the first single-volume edition, published by Bradbury & Evans in 1853, and reproduces thirty-nine of H. K. Browne's original illustrations for the book.
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title Bleak house
title_display Bleak house
title_full Bleak House, Bleak House [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens, Bleak House [sound recording] / Charles Dickens, Bleak house / Charles Dickens
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