Bleak House

Bleak House

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This book by Charles Dickens was published as a serial between 1852 and 1853. It narrates, via Esther Summerson and an omniscient narrator, the lives of many characters, who are inspired in real-life people, something characteristic of Dickens' style, and that are used to satirize the English judicial system. 
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  • Richard Robertson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Charles Dickens is considered one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian era, and this historical fiction set in Britain is one of the best of its genre. Bleak House exemplifies Dickens' mastery of comedy and satire and stands as an important work. I thought the size of the font was quite small so that's a potential drawback for some, but otherwise this is a tremendously fun read."
  • Ajay Patil
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a good book that fits exactly what I was looking for, it seems to be really well written. I really look forward to spending a lot of time reading through this book."
  • Shaurya Yadav
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book is one of Charles Dickens' best works. A serial written between 1852 and 1853, it tells tells a satirical story of the English judicial system at the time. At times it can be tragic, hilarious and informative. The stories of the many characters in the book are all interesting and make for an enjoyable read."
  • Billy Lucas
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A Charles Dickens classic set in the mid 1800's based on real life people. I mean what else could you want from a book. You know it is going to be well written and feature great dialogue. This is truly my favorite book written by Dickens as it really immerses you into this classic period to the point you feel like you are just part of the story. This is a work of a master writer, and everyone should read this."
  • Christopher Morales
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Bleak House is a timeless read that was written before its time. Charles Dickens was never one of my personal favorites, but this books it top notch."
  • Laura Roberts
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is always a good one to read. I enjoy Dickens' work and read it at least every couple years."
  • Carl Carpenter
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a well-written novel that has interesting characters and lots of dimensions. It speaks on the unjustness of the law in those days and in law in general I believe. "
  • Jessica Kelley
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Very cheap book with a very good story. Many reviews but you should read some a few pages before buying it. I think its for a certain group of people. "
  • Moisés Peña
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I don't think this is going to help me with the subject of adoption. Dickens lived over 150 years ago, the adoption system back then was not only in a different country, but completely different than it is today. As a historical retrospective it may work, but for current needs I have to pass."
  • Anthony Mendez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I was studying British literature in high school, and we needed to find a good book for a report. I checked out Bleak House, and it wound up being one of the best British books from the era that I think I have ever read. It actually was enjoyable to finish up the book."
  • Billy Bowman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is very special, i have had a very good time reading this book, and i suggest it to all readers who want to have a special time, because i am sure that this book has quality, good writing and tells a very special story."

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