Charles Dickens, David Stuart Davies (introduction), Doreen Roberts (introduction), Dr Keith Carabine, H.K. Browne (illustrator), Hablot K. Browne (Phiz) (illustrator), Nicola Bradbury, Nicola Bradbury (introduction), Stephen Gill, Terry Eagleton
Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Pan Macmillan, Penguin Books Ltd, Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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.
‘Perhaps his best novel … when Dickens wrote Bleak House he had grown up’ G. K. ChestertonAs the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, a destitute crossing-sweeper. A savage 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 London slums.Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Nicola Bradbury with a Preface by Terry Eagleton
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