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ISBN-10: 0141198354
ISBN-13: 9780141198354
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 03/31/2012
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 1.90" H

Bleak House

Introduction by: Nicola Bradbury
Preface by: Terry Eagleton
Illustrator: Hablot K Brown
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith

Hardcover

Price: $26.00

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Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens’s most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.

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"Perhaps Bleak House is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote Bleak House he had grown up." –G. K. Chesterton
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Details

ISBN-10: 0141198354
ISBN-13: 9780141198354
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 03/31/2012
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 1.90" H
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