Bleak house
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New York : Knopf, ©1991.
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Description
The complex story of a notorious law-suit in which love and inheritance are set against the classic urban background of 19th-century London, where fog on the river, seeping into the very bones of the characters, symbolizes the corruption of the legal system and the society which supports it.“Jarndyce and Jarndyce” is an infamous lawsuit that has been in process for generations. Nobody can remember exactly how the case started but many different individuals have found their fortunes caught up in it. Esther Summerson watches as her friends and neighbours are consumed by their hopes and disappointments with the proceedings. But while the intricate puzzles of the lawsuit are being debated by lawyers, other more dramatic mysteries are unfolding that involve heartbreak, lost children, blackmail and murder.The fog and cold that permeate Bleak House mirror a Victorian England mired in spiritual insolvency. Dickens brought all his passion, brilliance, and narrative verve to this huge novel of lives entangled in a multi-generational lawsuit—and through it, he achieved, at age 41, a stature almost Shakespearean.Introduction by Barbara Hardy
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Book
Physical Desc:
xlix, 891 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0679405682, 9780679405689
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 8.8, 67 Points
Lexile measure:
1180

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page xxxiii).
Description
Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life. It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Browne, H. K. (1991). Bleak house. New York: Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Hablot Knight Browne. 1991. Bleak House. New York: Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Hablot Knight Browne, Bleak House. New York: Knopf, 1991.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, and Hablot Knight Browne. Bleak House. New York: Knopf, 1991. Print.

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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