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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Language: English

Published in: 1853

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

Source: http://en.wikisource.org

Copyright: Public Domain


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