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  • Published: 6 June 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141439723
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1088
  • RRP: $17.99

Bleak House

  • Charles Dickens



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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.

  • Published: 6 June 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141439723
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1088
  • RRP: $17.99

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