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Bleak House

Bleak House

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

'Bleak House', Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable & the outcast, the beautiful & the ugly, the powerful & the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Atlantic, 2008
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1843548534, 9781843548539
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 941).
Physical Description: vi, 941 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Crime classics
Subject: England Social conditions Fiction.; Inheritance and succession England Fiction.; Illegitimate children England Fiction.

Author note

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) had little formal education yet became the most prominent and revered English Victorian writer as well as a journalist. His novels include The Adventures of Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities. Robert Giddings is an eminent literary critic who reviews for such publications as the Guardian, the New Statesman, and the Sunday Times.

Reviews

"Bucket can claim to be the first detective proper in English fiction . . . with his fat forefinger, his false bonhomie, his omniscience and his indifference to everything other than solving the crime."  —John Sutherland, author, How to Read a Novel