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Author Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

Title Bleak House / Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction by Stephen Gill
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 945 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Oxford world's classics
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Contents CHAPTER XLIIICHAPTER XLIV; CHAPTER XLV; CHAPTER XLVI; CHAPTER XLVII; CHAPTER XLVIII; CHAPTER XLIX; CHAPTER L; CHAPTER LI; CHAPTER LII; CHAPTER LIII; CHAPTER LIV; CHAPTER LV; CHAPTER LVI; CHAPTER LVII; CHAPTER LVIII; CHAPTER LIX; CHAPTER LX; CHAPTER LXI; CHAPTER LXII; CHAPTER LXIII; CHAPTER LXIV; CHAPTER LXV; CHAPTER LXVI; CHAPTER LXVII; Copyright
Summary A tale of family secrets and the damaging corruption of the British legal system from the author of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist. In Bleak House, Charles Dickens not only pries apart the stultifying and ponderous conduct and contracts of British moneyed society, but also takes specific aim at an English judicial system in desperate need of modernization and reform. Featuring the voice of Esther Summerson-Dickens's only female narrator-the story unfolds around a generations-old legal case involving numerous inheritances. It is Esther's hidden birthright that sparks the drama, bringing to light such memorable characters as the Lady Dedlock, haunted by her shameful past; John Jarndyce, whose seemingly infinite kindness is driven by hidden guilt; and the sly lawyer Mr. Tulkinghorn, who secretly relishes the power his position gives him over his clients. Weaving a complex web of plots and subplots, Dickens created one of his most dramatically satisfying and boldly ambitious narratives in Bleak House, as the novel offers a scathing indictment of the mores and moral injustices of his time. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 944-945)
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Subject Guardian and ward -- Fiction.
Illegitimate children -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
Form Electronic book
Author Gill, Stephen.
ISBN 1504048180 (ebk)
9781504048187