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Bleak House Bleak House opens in the twilight of foggy London, where fog grips the city most densely in the Court of Chancery The obscure case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, in which an inheritance is gradually devoured by legal costs, the romance of Esther Summerson and the secrets of her origin, the sleuthing of Detective Inspector Bucket and the fate of Jo the crossing sweeper, these are some of the lives Dickens invokes to portray London society, rich and poor, as no other novelist has done Bleak House, in its atmosphere, symbolism and magnificent bleak comedy, is often regarded as the best of Dickens A great Victorian novel , it is so inventive in its competing plots and styles that it eludes interpretation

About the Author: Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from Wikipedia

10 thoughts on “Bleak House

  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    This is a very clever book because the main issue with it is exactly the point Dickens is making it is so long and dragged out.Bleak House is quite the achievement It s a 900 page monster made up a thousand different subplots with a large cast of characters It also fanned the flames that led to a huge overhaul of the legal system in England Buried beneath and entwined with the many subplots is the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyc

  2. Jessica Jessica says:

    Shivering in unheated gaslit quarters Mrs Winklebottom, my plump and inquisitive landlady, treats the heat as very dear, and my radiator, which clanks and hisses like the chained ghost of a boa constrictor when it is active, had not yet commenced this stern and snowy morning , I threw down the volume I had been endeavoring to study certainly I am not clever, neither am I intrepid nor duly digligent, as after several pages I found th

  3. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    Okay, so this is the 1853 version of The Wire But with less gay sex And no swearing And very few mentions of drugs And only one black person, I think, maybe not even one And of course it s in London, not Balti But other than that, it s the same.Pound for pound, this is Dickens best novel, and of course, that is saying a great deal I ve nearly read all of them so you may take my word Have I ever written a review which was anything less than

  4. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    Is a lawsuit justice, when it goes on and on.and on, seemingly in perpetuity In Bleak House located in the countryside outside of London, that is the center of the story, years pass too many to count, the lawyers are happy the employed judges likewise the litigants not money is sucked dry from their bodieslike vampires whose fangs are biting hard, the flesh weakens and the victims blood flows , cash evaporates and soon nothing is left but the cor

  5. B0nnie B0nnie says:

    Bleak House How can it be over I hold this incredible book in my hand and can t believe I have finished it The 965 page, 2 inch thick, tiny typed tome may seem a bit intimidating Relax, you can read it in a day that is, if you read one page per minute for 16 hours And you might just find yourself doing that Bleak House is Twilight Zone thanMasterpiece Theatre However there is enough spirit of both to satisfy everyone And indeed it should it has it all u

  6. Bionic Jean Bionic Jean says:

    Which house in Charles Dickens s novel is Bleak House It surely cannot be the house which bears its name a large airy house, which we first visit in the company of the young wards of Jarndyce, Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, and their companion Esther Ironically, this Bleak House is anything but bleak It is a pleasant place of light and laughter Mr Jarndyce imprints his positive outlook on life, never allowing the lawsuit to have any negative influence Indeed,

  7. Lisa Lisa says:

    Nomen Est Omen, in the world according to Dickens But don t take it literally, especially not when reading the title of Bleak House For Dickens also requires you to read between the lines, and letters, just like in an acrostic poem BLEAK HOUSELovely charactersElegant proseAgonising cliffhangersKnowledgeable descriptionsHumorous plotOutrageous social conditionsUnusual dual narrativeSuits in ChanceryEverlasting favouriteYes, Christmas is approaching, it s Dickens time

  8. Kalliope Kalliope says:

    Reading Bleak House has had a redeeming effect for me Before this marvel took place Dickens evoked for me either depressing black and white films in a small and boxy TV watched during oppressive times, or reading what seemed endless pages in a still largely incomprehensible language Dickens meant then a pain on both counts.In this GR group read I have enjoyed Bleak House tremendously.In the group discussion many issues have been brought up by the members First and foremost

  9. Adam Dalva Adam Dalva says:

    Incredible blows away any other Dickens that I have read although it has been a couple of years Now, there are issues with it it FEELS long in a way that some great long books don t, which I think is due to the varying narrative stakes of the subplots Esther Summerson, though delightfully written, is perhaps the most consistently GOOD character in the history of literature you root for her but it is the rooting of a manipulated reader and the absurdity of the coincidences is just

  10. Ines Ines says:

    Here I am, after months I managed to finish this immense masterpiece, I say it immediately,it was very hard not for its length but for the complexity of the contents I didn t care to read the story lightly, just to understand the plot of this intricate narration but within the limits of the possible and the time little available, I wanted to guess the thousand motivations that prompted Dickens to make talk and move his characters in this or other way.The plot of the book revolves aroun H

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