Bleak house

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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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display_description Widely regarded as Dickens's masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which "whole families have inherited legendary hatreds." Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther's romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set against the foggy backdrop of the Court of Chancery. Mixing romance, mystery, comedy, and satire, Bleak House limns the suffering caused by the intricate inefficiency of the law.

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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subject_facet Audiobooks, England -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Guardian and ward -- Fiction, Illegitimate children -- Fiction, Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, London (England) -- Fiction, London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
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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
title_short Bleak house
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topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Literature