Wednesday, 29 January 2014

BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens

BLEAK HOUSE (complete, unabridged and with all the original illustrations from first publication)

The Definitive Edition of BLEAK HOUSE
-Illustrated with all 40 original Phiz illustrations from its first publication
-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience
-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly

“One of the 1000 novels everyone must read.” The Guardian

“Bleak House is, to my mind, one of the most finely crafted works of literature ever written. The story lines and characters still feel fresh and alive today, 160 years after Dickens created them.” J. Courtney Sullivan

“Bleak House is Dickens’ grandest, most virtuosic achievement, but with all that grandeur and virtuosity it still makes me cry for Esther Summerson. The novel is divided into two strands: the story of rich, haughty, reserved Lady Dedlock, told by an omniscient narrator, and Esther’s story, told in her own words. They are connected, as is everything in Bleak House, by the court case Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a tangle of disputed wills and disrupted inheritance that has tied up the High Court of Chancery for decades.” Radhika Jones, Time Magazine

“I think it's Dickens's best book and, given that it's all about Chancery, I'd like to call expert witnesses. So here they are, the very unalike GK Chesterton and Vladimir Nabokov, both of whom agree that Dickens never wrote better.” Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian

“Dickens's sophisticated juggling of narrative invents a style that really can't be defined, just like the novel itself. Is it a thriller, a romance, magic realism, a murder mystery? Yes and no. Is it a treatise on poverty, domestic violence, false charity, obsession? . . . emerges as one of the best novels ever written.” Bonnie

BLEAK HOUSE is one of the most profound and exciting novels of all time. It has been made into film and television adaptations and captivated generations of readers. This is Dickens’ masterpiece presented as it was meant to be read, with all the original illustrations.  

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