Bleak House

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Phiz, 1815-1882, illustrator.
Holway, Tatiana M., writer of supplementary textual content.
New York, NY : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005.
9781593083113, 1593083114
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New York, NY : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005.
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xxxii, 874 pages : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm.
9781593083113, 1593083114
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Level 8.8, 67 Points
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Bleak House was originally serialized between March 1852 and September 1853, and published in volume form in 1853.
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Published in 2005 by Barnes & Noble Classics with new Introduction, Note on the Text, Notes, Biography, Chronology, APpendix, Comments & Question, and For Further Reading. Copyright ©2005 by Tatiana M. Holway. Note on Charles Dickens, The Wolrd of Charles Dickens and Bleak House, and Comments & Questions copyright ©2005 by Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 873-874)
Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life. It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dickens, C., Phiz, 1., & Holway, T. M. (2005). Bleak House . Barnes & Noble Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870, 1815-1882, Phiz and Tatiana M., Holway. 2005. Bleak House. New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870, 1815-1882, Phiz and Tatiana M., Holway. Bleak House New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, Phiz, and Tatiana M. Holway. Bleak House Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005.

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