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Viewing Entry - Bleak house (E14272)
by Dickens, Charles

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TitleBleak house
Author / Responsible partyDickens, Charles
GenreDomestic fiction, Legal stories.
TopicsDomestic fiction, Legal stories. London (England) -- Fiction Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Young women -- Fiction Guardian and ward -- Fiction
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is widely held to be one of Dickens' finest and most complete novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Dickens tells all of these both through the narrative of the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and as an omniscient narrator. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly but depressive John Jarndyce and the childish Harold Skimpole. The plot concerns a long-running legal dispute (Jarndyce and Jarndyce) which has far-reaching consequences for all involved.

Additional Information

System control numberE14272
Original Print PublisherUK : Bradbury & Evans, 1853
Narrator NameCynthia Lyons
Participant or performer noteCynthia Lyons
Narrators GenderFemale narrator