Bleak House (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Paperback, 912 pages

English language

Published May 26, 2005 by Barnes & Noble Classics.

ISBN:
9781593083113
OCLC Number:
61255476

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As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.

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Subjects

  • Fiction
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism
  • Literature: Classics
  • Classics
  • Fiction / Classics
  • LITERATURE - LIT CLASSICS TRD PB
  • Guardian and ward
  • Illegitimate children
  • Young women