Bleak House [NOOK Book]

Overview

Bleak House is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in twenty monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. The story is told partly by the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and partly by an omniscient narrator. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly, but depressive John Jarndyce, and the childish ...
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Bleak House

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Overview

Bleak House is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in twenty monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. The story is told partly by the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and partly by an omniscient narrator. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly, but depressive John Jarndyce, and the childish and disingenuous Harold Skimpole, as well as the likeable but imprudent Richard Carstone.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013945302
  • Publisher: Philtre Libre
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 772 KB

Meet the Author

Author of such classics as Bleak House, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Sample empty

    Tried it on my Nook Touch, Dell Streak with Nook for Android and my laptop with Nook for PC. Nook Touch and PC both just show a blank screen when I open the sample. Streak Tablet gives message that the book cannot be opened at this time. If I can't sample it, I won't buy it. I don't trust it. Too bad. Was looking forward to this one.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2006

    A pleasure to read and own

    I never read Dickens in school or college and since have felt that perhaps I missed out on something. Recently I have sought to make up for the lack in my education. I find that I am glad I waited this long to read him. I doubt I would have appreciated him as much in my more impatient years. Bleak House is the second Dickens novel I have read. It's a complex story with a very large cast of characters. At first the indidents seemed unrelated but further reading reveals a carefully constructed tale with surprising turns. This is a book for the patient reader and not one to be hurried through. The writing style does not lend itself to a rushed reading. The payoff is high however, as there are some fabulous turns of phrase and characterizations. In some places I was moved to tears -not something that happens often with me- and in others I was indignant. There is a reason that Dickens has been referred to as the greatest English novelist of all time. Bleak House is one of them. The original Nonesuch edition was the ultimate Dickens but sadly was out of reach for most collectors. This edition is a finely made reproduction. The printing and pictures are exceptionally fine. Some of the intricate detail can only be seen with a magnifying glass. The spine is beautifuly textured bonded leather with cloth boards and embossing on the front cover. The cover is protected by a clear plastic dust jacket. The binding is sewn and the book lays open nicely. I don't think you could find a more beautiful Dickens anywhere, yet these are easily affordable for the collector. I sincerely hope to see the other 17 Nonesuch volumes produced by Barnes and Noble.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Always a good read i thin

    Always a good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Cant find any link for audiobook

    Too complicated. I bought it and theres no audiobook at all.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

    POOR Book Quality

    When I received the book, the cover, and some of the back pages of the book, were already crinkled and bent. Furthermore, once I reached page 463, the pages of the book started falling out. Now, I have to carry around a paper-clipped packet of pages 464 to 521. I have always been pleased with my purchases from BN; however, I was very disappointed this time.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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