Bleak House

Bleak House

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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,… (more)

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Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:45:09 +0100

I have spent some time looking for a good (free) version of "Bleak House" for the Kindle and this one was the best I found. The version from Project Gutenberg is a bit rough, with some formatting problems and lacking a functional table of contents. The pdf from Planet eBook looked good at first, but the conversion by calibre was not ideal and it had a major problem in chapter XXI.

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Language: English

Published in: 1853

Word count: 353,209 words (≈ about 24 hours)


Copyright: Public Domain

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