Book :: Bleak House

Bleak House
By: Charles Dickens
Pages: 1017
Published: 1853
Genre(s): England
Historical Fiction
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The law courts prevailing over the case of Jarndyce & Jarndyce are overwhelming in their pedantic, futile red-tape bureaucratic adherence to old principles and are partly based on Dickens' time as a young law clerk. With a massive cast of characters--many with ingeniously comic names--and his most complex plot, Bleak House is believed by many to be Dickens' greatest work. This is a free...

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Aug 27th, 2017

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This was my first audio book and I loved every hour!

Jul 21st, 2017

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Jul 8th, 2016

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Jun 25th, 2015

Caro60 Caro60

I loved this novel but then again I love most of what Dicken's has written. In this book the main subject of his satire are the courts of chancery and the lawyers who slowly suck the life blood and money out of those whose cases come before it. The ultimate irony of this novel is how thoroughly it does the job. Against this is juxtaposed the kindness and humanity of a number of central characters who shine brightly against this dark and avaricious world.

May 21st, 2015

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Bleak House appears on these lists...

12th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

23rd on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

79th on The Big Read by BBC