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Bleak House

Written by Charles Dickens

Bleak House
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: November 1985
Price: $6.95
Can. Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21223-5 (0-553-21223-0)
Pages: 976
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, trade paperback and a trade paperback.



 
Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections--between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victim. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life. It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Mary Gaitskill is the author of a novel, Two Girls, Fat and Thin, and two collections of stories, Bad Behavior and Because They Wanted To.





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