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Bleak House by Charles Dickens
     

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

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by Charles Dickens
 

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The story concerns a long-running legal dispute which has far-reaching consequences for all involved, and serves as Dickens' assault on the flaws of the British judiciary system (based in part on his own experiences as a law clerk). The author's harsh characterization of the slow, arcane Chancery law process gave voice to widespread frustration with the system,

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The story concerns a long-running legal dispute which has far-reaching consequences for all involved, and serves as Dickens' assault on the flaws of the British judiciary system (based in part on his own experiences as a law clerk). The author's harsh characterization of the slow, arcane Chancery law process gave voice to widespread frustration with the system, helping to set the stage for its eventual reform in the 1870s.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011903373
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
297,724
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era. Dickens is known for creating some of English literature's most iconic characters, including Oliver Twist, Ebeneezer Scrooge, and David Copperfield.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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Bleak House by Charles Dickens 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of Dickens, but this book is tedious. Try one of the others.
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markwmcintire More than 1 year ago
Dickens at his best, in my opinion. He properly castigates society for its lack of mercy and grace.