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Author Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

Title Bleak House / Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Nicola Bradbury ; preface by Terry Eagleton.

Publication Info. London : Penguin Books, 2011.


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 GDL Central Library Fiction    DICKENS,CHA    Available
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Description xxxix, 1036 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note "Reissued with a new preface and revised Dickens chronology"--Title page verso.
"This edition published 2011"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references pages (xxxvii-xxxviii).
Summary Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. 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. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love.
Subject Young women -- Fiction.
Guardian and ward -- Fiction.
Illegitimate children -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Illegitimate children -- England -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- England -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
England -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Legal stories.
Added Author Bradbury, Nicola, 1951-
Eagleton, Terry, 1943-
ISBN 9780141198354

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