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Bleak House (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

"Bleak House" is truly Dicken's masterpiece!

Take it from a person who has read alot of Dickens: "Bleak House" is Dickens at his finest. From the sweeping Chancery case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce and the epic struggle of all of those blighted by the case's corrupting touch to the shocking revelation of Esther's true...
Take it from a person who has read alot of Dickens: "Bleak House" is Dickens at his finest. From the sweeping Chancery case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce and the epic struggle of all of those blighted by the case's corrupting touch to the shocking revelation of Esther's true pedigree, this novel entertains, enlightens, engrosses, and enriches the reader. Deeply evocative, this hefty novel, like so many other gargantuan tomes (e.g. War and Peace, Atlas Shrugged, The Brothers Karamazov, etc) has wisely been kept, surviving the ages for new generations to enjoy and revere. I highly recommend "Bleak House!"

P.S. My review was kind enough to leave out major plot points - why can't other people do that? - but this is really a slammer towards Barnes and Noble. To my great dismay, the back cover of your edition ruined the climax and denouement of several major plot lines in this book. Maybe next time you should actually increase intrigue in the book - like a good cover synopsis is supposed to do - instead of telling the story. Everyone who reads this novel has read books before, and I think 99% of the population can pretty much figure out one major plot line given away by the synopsis - or should I say spoiler - you have so fittingly placed on the back cover. If I wanted to find the plot line to "Bleak House" in three seconds, I would have bought your Sparknotes product for this book and not spent 4 weeks arduously reading, yet savoring, every one of Dickens well-placed, well-selected words!

posted by jmh23 on July 20, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Unreadable

Bleak house is a masterful mystery but this version has nonsense words not in the original. I will delete it because it is unreadable in this format.

posted by 8070419 on May 1, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2011

    Unreadable

    Bleak house is a masterful mystery but this version has nonsense words not in the original. I will delete it because it is unreadable in this format.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2011

    OCR terrible

    From the first page this is unreadable

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Hard to read

    Bad version cant be read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Another boring one.

    Too many footnotes.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Version has so many errors it looks like another language

    I love this book. This version is unreadable. I literally thought it was in Rusian when I first opened it. Then I thought, possibly Old English... but no, it was just THAT packed with errors. I can be pretty tolerant with a book I have already read and know, but this translation is awful. It should be pulled. It is not worth "free"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Dont bother trying thr sample

    Just a title page, nothing to read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    This Google library book is an Awful digitized version!

    While the story is a classic and a wonderful read - this digitized version stinks! If I could have given it zero stars I would have. This version looks like it was scanned in via OCR and no one bothered to see if it actually scanned right. Every other word has extra characters and other garbage making it impossible to read. I have found this with quite a few other Google versions of Charles Dickens books available for free here. guess you get what you pay for!

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Don't Download the Free Version

    This Google version of the book is poorly scanned. I am going to delete it from my Nook library as soon as possible, as it barely even looks like it's in English.

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