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.
Bleak House by Charles Dickensby 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, helping to set the stage for its eventual reform in the 1870s.
Meet the Author
- 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
- Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington
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I'm a huge fan of Dickens, but this book is tedious. Try one of the others.
Dickens at his best, in my opinion. He properly castigates society for its lack of mercy and grace.