Cover of: Bleak House | Charles Dickens

About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 893-894).

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR4556 .A1 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 894 p. ;
Number of pages
894

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3567636M
ISBN 10
0451528697
LC Control Number
2002066921
Goodreads
76921

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