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    Bleak House (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Dickens, Edited by Dr. Nicola Bradbury, Preface by Terry Eagleton, Introduction by Dr. Nicola Bradbury

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    Description"Bleak House" is Charles Dickens' masterful assault on the injustices of the British legal system. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Nicola Bradbury, as well as a preface by Terry Eagleton. As the interminable case of 'Jarndyce and Jarndyce' grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, "Bleak House" is one of Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums. This edition follows the first book edition of 1853, and includes all the original illustrations by 'Phiz', as well as appendices on the Chancery and spontaneous combustion. In his preface, Terry Eagleton examines characterisation and considers "Bleak House" as an early work of detective fiction. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including "Oliver Twist", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities", "David Copperfield" and "The Pickwick Papers", have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. If you enjoyed "Bleak House", you might like Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend", also available in "Penguin Classics". "Perhaps his best novel...when he wrote "Bleak House" he had grown up". (G.K. Chesterton). "One of the finest of all English satires". (Terry Eagleton).


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    Title
    Bleak House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Dickens, Edited by Dr. Nicola Bradbury, Preface by Terry Eagleton, Introduction by Dr. Nicola Bradbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1088
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141439723
    ISBN 10: 0141439726
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC21: 823.8
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
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    DC22: 823/.8
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    LC classification: PR4556.A2 B58 2003, PR4556.A2
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist before establishing his reputation as a novelist with PICKWICK PAPERS (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. Nicola Bradbury is Lecturer in English at the University of Reading.