By: Dickens, Charles

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Charles Dickens's masterful assault on the injustices of the British legal system 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 a nd Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal co sts; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deep ening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspe ctor 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. T his edition follows the first book edition of 1853, and includes all the or iginal illustrations by 'Phiz', as well as appendices on the Chancery and s pontaneous combustion. In his preface, Terry Eagleton examines characterisa tion and considers Bleak House as an early work of detective fiction. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Author Name: Dickens, Charles

Categories: Classical Literature,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 2003

ISBN Number: 0141439726

ISBN Number 13: 9780141439723

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000051361