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Bleak House - Charles Dickens
Bleak House
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192834010 (0192834010)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 945
Edition language: English
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5.0 Bleak House
Bleak House the novel is – as you would expect – pretty bleak, but Bleak House the eponymous house in the book is one of the happier places to be found therein. In any case this being a Dickens novel you should not expect a wall to wall bleak fest. You would need to pop over to Hardyverse (also call...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
0.0 Bleak House
Kindred's Reading Challenge: #5 A novel from the 1800s
Veritatem Facientes In Caritate
Veritatem Facientes In Caritate rated it
4.0 Bleak House
I've never been able to get into Dickens, but this book was different. Admittedly, it was still a long slog through it, but I enjoyed it in a way I never have with Dickens; probably it was the critique on the Chancery system.
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4.0 Bleak House (Penguin Classics)
My first thought upon finishing this book was sweet, sweet relief. I finally finished it! It sat on my shelf and stared at me for over a year but I finally did it! But, really, it was so good! I am suspicious of Dickens, mostly due to my unceasing hatred of Great Expectations and there were parts of...
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4.0 Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Phew! I managed to finish the whole thing! I think this was the first Dickens novel I read in full, at least that I can recall, and it was quite an experience. It's a hefty tome, especially in terms of the often weighty language and cast of characters. (I wish I'd taken notes or had a list of ...
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