Bleak House by Charles Dickens Paperback Book


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Author: Charles Dickens

Narrator: Hugh Dickson

Format: Unabridged-MP3, Abridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Classic Collection

Published: Sep 2014

Genre: Fiction - Family Life

Retail Price: $9.99

Discs: 3


Originally published in monthly installments between 1852 and 1853, Bleak House has been hailed as one of Dickens' finest novels.

From the highly acclaimed author of novels such as A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield comes the story of a long-drawn-out court case and the people whose lives are altered by it.

The case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce has ground its way through the courts for generations. At its heart are Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, who find love—and terrible loss—through their involvement in the endless battle.

Meanwhile, Ada's friend Esther Summerson, who believes she is an orphan, gradually discovers the truth of her identity. The court case throws out a web ensnaring all who come near it, including Lady Dedlock, the menacing lawyer Tulkingham, Detective Bucket, and tragic little waif Jo.

Secrets emerge, crimes are committed, and love affairs bloom. But will anyone ever benefit from the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce?

This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

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BookLender review by D THOMAS on 2009-03-26 16:26:18

This wonderful and complex story is told with creative and masterful language. It was something to look forward each day for my commute. Dickens shows great insight into human character in this book, from the plot, selection of character names, descriptions of the people and court system, etc. What a sense of humor. I'm sorry I'm through it, and know that I will read it again some time.