Bleak House

£12.99

Dickens’ famous satirical novel about family greed and corruption in the British court system, with an afterword by David Stuart Davies and original illustrations by H. K. Browne.

ISBN: 9781509825424 Author: Dickens, Charles Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 6th February 2020 Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library Cover: Hardback Dewey: 823.8 (edition:23) Pages: 1296 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Complete and unabridged.

Bleak House is not only a love story and a tightly plotted murder mystery, but also a condemnation of the corruption at the heart of English society.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition has an afterword by David Stuart Davies and original illustrations by H. K. Browne.

The inheritance case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce has been going on for generations involving myriad characters from all walks of life. There’s Esther Summerson, Dickens’ feisty heroine; Sir Leicester and Lady Dedlock, cocooned in their stately home in Lincolnshire; and Jo, the penniless crossing sweeper. We are drawn in and fascinated by the complex relationships. Indeed in none of Charles Dickens’ other novels is the canvas broader, the sweep more inclusive, the linguistic texture richer and the gallery of comic grotesques more extraordinary.

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