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Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Bleak House

by Charles Dickens

Title Details

Abridged Edition
Running Time
3 Hrs.


Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce - the most notorious case in English literature - depicts the murky institutional fog that darkens and cripples all of England. Also present in this masterpiece is the familiar Dickensian concern with the capricious treatment and maltreatment of children as exemplified by the pitiful castoff Jo and the overindulged Harold Skimpole. The story that carries these themes takes the form of a compelling mystery, a romantic tangle of trails followed by 3 vivid sleuths - the opportunistic Guppy, the sinister Tulkinghorn, and the benevolent Bucket. Considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, Bleak House embodies an artful narrative, an engaging cast of characters, biting satire, and a detailed depiction of Victorian society.

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