Hablot Knight Browne
Birth date: July 12, 1815
Died: July 08, 1882
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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...
Kindred's Reading Challenge: #5 A novel from the 1800s
I don't know why but this has become one of my favourite novels; I think it has partly to do with the historical detail, but it probably it is more likely due to the fact that Dickens uses language so well and allows the reader to be drawn into the story as much as possible. So when a readalong was...
I've enjoyed Little Dorrit quite a lot more than I've enjoyed some other Dickens novels, Bleak House in particular. Sure, Little Dorrit is arguably less funny than the others, but it's also richer, and more tragic. I particularly liked the descriptions of Marseilles and Rome and Venice: they are not...
bookshelves: published-1853 Read in January, 2007 Oh this was good - internal combustion, the token child's deathbed scene, scatty and quirky characters with loopy names, villains to hiss at and I feel Bucket did a pretty good Poirot impersonation. Five star goodness.ETA: 9/3/2012: 6 likes