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Bleak House Bleak House opens in the twilight of foggy London, where fog grips the city most densely in the Court of Chancery The obscure case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, in which an inheritance is gradually devoured by legal costs, the romance of Esther Summerson and the secrets of her origin, the sleuthing of Detective Inspector Bucket and the fate of Jo the crossing sweeper, these are some of the lives Dickens invokes to portray London society, rich and poor, as no other novelist has done Bleak House, in its atmosphere, symbolism and magnificent bleak comedy, is often regarded as the best of Dickens A great Victorian novel , it is so inventive in its competing plots and styles that it eludes interpretation. Free Download Bleak House [ Author ] Charles Dickens [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. This is a very clever book because the main issue with it is exactly the point Dickens is making it is so long and dragged out.Bleak House is quite the achievement It s a 900 page monster made up a thousand different subplots with a large cast of characters It also fanned the flames that led to a huge overhaul of the legal system in England Buried beneath and entwined with the many subplots is the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce Dickens s parody of the Chancery Court system because the cas This is a very clever book because the main issue with it is exactly the point Dickens is making it is so long and dragged out.Bleak House is quite the achievement It s a 900 page monster made up a thousand different subplots with a large cast of characters It also fanned the flames that led to a huge overhaul of the legal system in England Buried beneath and entwined with the many subplots is the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce Dickens s parody of the Chancery Court system because the case is dragged out over many years.I like Dickens, and I can appreciate what Bleak House does, but I m sorry to say I won t be joining the ranks who consider this their favourite His best work objectively Maybe Who even knows what that means But definitely not my favourite That would be Great Expectations a novel that just rips my heart out and stomps all over it.I really do understand that this is the whole point, but so many chapters and events ...

  2. Shivering in unheated gaslit quarters Mrs Winklebottom, my plump and inquisitive landlady, treats the heat as very dear, and my radiator, which clanks and hisses like the chained ghost of a boa constrictor when it is active, had not yet commenced this stern and snowy morning , I threw down the volume I had been endeavoring to study certainly I am not clever, neither am I intrepid nor duly digligent, as after several pages I found the cramped and tiny print an intolerable strain on my strabism Shivering in unheated gaslit quarters Mrs Winklebottom, my plump and inquisitive landlady, treats the heat as very dear, and my radiator, which clanks and hisses like the chained ghost of a boa constrictor when it is active, had not yet commenced this stern and snowy morning , I threw down the volume I had been endeavoring to study certainly I am not clever, neither am I intrepid nor duly digligent, as after several pages I found the cramped and tiny print an intolerable strain on my strabismic eyes Straightening my bonnet, I passed outdoors into the frigid, sooty streets, where shoppers bustled by in a frenzy, now rushing into the 99 cent store, bedecked with PVC Santa Claus banners, now into Nelson s Xmas Shoppe, in search of glistening ornaments Bowing my head perversel...

  3. Okay, so this is the 1853 version of The Wire But with less gay sex And no swearing And very few mentions of drugs And only one black person, I think, maybe not even one And of course it s in London, not Balti But other than that, it s the same.Pound for pound, this is Dickens best novel, and of course, that is saying a great deal I ve nearly read all of them so you may take my word Have I ever written a review which was anything less than 101% reliable, honest and straightforward Okay, so this is the 1853 version of The Wire But with less gay sex And no swearing And very few mentions of drugs And only one black person, I think, maybe not even one And of course it s in London, not Balti But other than that, it s the same.Pound for pound, this is Dickens best novel, and of course, that is saying a great deal I ve nearly read all of them so you may take my word Have I ever written a review which was anything less than 101% reliable, honest and straightforward Well, there you are then.Bleak House gives some people a leetle problem insofar as you have half of it narrated by Esther Goody Three Shoes, too good for just two Summerson, who you ache to have a few bad things happen to, because she trills, she sings, she sees the best in everyone, tra la la, tweedly dee dee This does get on some people s nerves But I downloaded a dvd called Dickens Girls Gone Wild last week ...

  4. Bleak House How can it be over I hold this incredible book in my hand and can t believe I have finished it The 965 page, 2 inch thick, tiny typed tome may seem a bit intimidating Relax, you can read it in a day that is, if you read one page per minute for 16 hours And you might just find yourself doing that Bleak House is Twilight Zone thanMasterpiece Theatre However there is enough spirit of both to satisfy everyone And indeed it should it has it all unforgettable characteBleak House How can it be over I hold this incredible book in my hand and can t believe I have finished it The 965 page, 2 inch thick, tiny typed tome may seem a bit intimidating Relax, you can read it in a day that is, if you read one page per minute for 16 hours And you might just find yourself doing that Bleak House is Twilight Zone thanMasterpiece Theatre However there is enough spirit of both to satisfy everyone And indeed it should it has it all unforgettable characters, intrigue, plot within plot, ruined love, enormous themes, complications, and description and what description it goes so far, a lesser writer would be lost forever trying to find their way back Above all, it has that brilliant, constant satirical voice of Dickens That is the thing lost in TV, film and radio adaptations of his work One merely gets a hint of it in the best of these.The plot, the characters, the very fog that we encounter...

  5. Is a lawsuit justice, when it goes on and on.and on, seemingly in perpetuity In Bleak House located in the countryside outside of London, that is the center of the story, years pass too many to count, the lawyers are happy the employed judges likewise the litigants not money is sucked dry from their bodieslike vampires whose fangs are biting hard, the flesh weakens and the victims blood flows , cash evaporates and soon nothing is left but the corpses the gorged lawyers are f Is a lawsuit justice, when it goes on and on.and on, seemingly in perpetuity In Bleak House located in the countryside outside of London, that is the center of the story, years pass too many to count, the lawyers are happy the employed judges likewise the litigants not money is sucked dry from their bodieslike vampires whose fangs are biting hard, the flesh weakens and the victims blood flows , cash evaporates and soon nothing is left but the corpses the gorged lawyers are full until the next too trusting suckers walk by In the ...

  6. Nomen Est Omen, in the world according to Dickens But don t take it literally, especially not when reading the title of Bleak House For Dickens also requires you to read between the lines, and letters, just like in an acrostic poem BLEAK HOUSELovely charactersElegant proseAgonising cliffhangersKnowledgeable descriptionsHumorous plotOutrageous social conditionsUnusual dual narrativeSuits in ChanceryEverlasting favouriteYes, Christmas is approaching, it s Dickens time I spent it in Chancery thi Nomen Est Omen, in the world according to Dickens But don t take it literally, especially not when reading the title of Bleak House For Dickens also requires you to read between the lines, and letters, just like in an acrostic poem BLEAK HOUSELovely charactersElegant proseAgonising cliffhangersKnowledgeable descriptionsHumorous plotOutrageous social conditionsUnusual dual narrativeSuits in ChanceryEverlasting favouriteYes, Christmas is approaching, it s Dickens time I spent it in Chancery this year And what can I say Bravo Dickens No, I stole that Thackeray phrase for David Copperfield last year already Bravissimo, you fulfilled every single one of my great expectations, as did Great Expectations Yes, I will just say a simple Thank you, Sir I have spent delightful hours in the company of good and bad, funny and passionate, silly and intelligent characters, brought to life in inimitable prose Where else can I laugh and cry and bite my nails at the sa...

  7. Reading Bleak House has had a redeeming effect for me Before this marvel took place Dickens evoked for me either depressing black and white films in a small and boxy TV watched during oppressive times, or reading what seemed endless pages in a still largely incomprehensible language Dickens meant then a pain on both counts.In this GR group read I have enjoyed Bleak House tremendously.In the group discussion many issues have been brought up by the members First and foremost the critique on the Reading Bleak House has had a redeeming effect for me Before this marvel took place Dickens evoked for me either depressing black and white films in a small and boxy TV watched during oppressive times, or reading what seemed endless pages in a still largely incomprehensible language Dickens meant then a pain on both counts.In this GR group read I have enjoyed Bleak House tremendously.In the group discussion many issues have been brought up by the members First and foremost the critique on the social aspects has been put on the tray, but also the treatment of women and or children, the critique of the Empire and of the Legal profession and institutions, the interplay between the two narrators, he humour, the richness in literary and historical references, the musings on ethics, etc All this makes for a very rich analysis.For me this book is certainly a reread And apart from al...

  8. Which house in Charles Dickens s novel is Bleak House It surely cannot be the house which bears its name a large airy house, which we first visit in the company of the young wards of Jarndyce, Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, and their companion Esther Ironically, this Bleak House is anything but bleak It is a pleasant place of light and laughter Mr Jarndyce imprints his positive outlook on life, never allowing the lawsuit to have any negative influence Indeed, when he first took on the Which house in Charles Dickens s novel is Bleak House It surely cannot be the house which bears its name a large airy house, which we first visit in the company of the young wards of Jarndyce, Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, and their companion Esther Ironically, this Bleak House is anything but bleak It is a pleasant place of light and laughter Mr Jarndyce imprints his positive outlook on life, never allowing the lawsuit to have any negative influence Indeed, when he first took on the house from a relative, Tom Jarndyce, he says,the place had become dilapidated, the wing whistled through the cracked walls, the rain fell through the broken roof, the weeds choked the passage to the rotting door...

  9. Incredible blows away any other Dickens that I have read although it has been a couple of years Now, there are issues with it it FEELS long in a way that some great long books don t, which I think is due to the varying narrative stakes of the subplots Esther Summerson, though delightfully written, is perhaps the most consistently GOOD character in the history of literature you root for her but it is the rooting of a manipulated reader and the absurdity of the coincidences is just downr Incredible blows away any other Dickens that I have read although it has been a couple of years Now, there are issues with it it FEELS long in a way that some great long books don t, which I think is due to the varying narrative stakes of the subplots Esther Summerson, though delightfully written, is perhaps the most consistently GOOD character in the history of literature you root for her but it is the rooting of a manipulated reader and the absurdity of the coincidences is just downright staggering But, it s a huge achievement on 5 fronts.1 On the line level, it s gorgeous Dickens was on a roll for 800 pages I am often guilty of skimming through landscape descriptions but not here.2 The plot should seem Byzantine, but there are confluences of subplots and A plot that are massively satisfying, the love stuff is mostly juicy and good, there is a 70 page sequence toward the end that is so suspenseful that you ll read it i...

  10. Bleak House was Charles Dickens 1853 novel that documents the tragi comic events surrounding the chancery court case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce Told with an unusual blend of shifting perspectives, the first being a first person narrative and the second an omniscient, present tense narrator, Dickens describes a London where justice is turned upside down and personal values are intertwined with the doleful legal system Many of you know that I am a Tennessee attorney and let me just say that 16 Bleak House was Charles Dickens 1853 novel that documents the tragi comic events surrounding the chancery court case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce Told with an unusual blend of shifting perspectives, the first being a first person narrative and the second an omniscient, present tense narrator, Dickens describes a London where justice is turned upside down and personal values are intertwined with the doleful legal system Many of you know that I am a Tennessee attorney and let me just say that 160 years later, this kind of thing still happens An estate is completely consumed by attorney fees Not always the fault of the law...

  11. I get why people dislike the legal system It s slow, complicated, and costly And the only time you hear about it is when an apparently horrible decision is reached I shudder at how many people were ready to scrap the jury system after the Casey Anthony verdict.As a lawyer, though, I see the legal system s virtues and as a public defender, its virtues, for me at least, do not include a hefty paycheck For one, lawsuits are a better alternative than self help justice If your neighbor build I get why people dislike the legal system It s slow, complicated, and costly And the only time you hear about it is when an apparently horrible decision is reached I shudder at how many people were ready to scrap the jury system after the Casey Anthony verdict.As a lawyer, though, I see the legal system s virtues and as a public defender, its virtues, for me at least, do not include a hefty paycheck For one, lawsuits are a better alternative than self help justice If your neighbor builds a fence on your property, it s farcivil to take him to court than starting a blood feud that will echo down the generations though of course I understand the instant gratification attendant to a good ole blood feud One of the misconceptions of an adversarial legal system is that you get to walk into court and holler at the judge At least, that s the conception most of my clients have In truth, the Anglo Saxon legal system s seemingly Byzantine rules...

  12. I have to say that Goodreads has opened me up to many books that I probably never would have read Through groups and friends I keep finding books old and new to read and enjoy Someso than others.When I started Bleak House in one of my groups reads I had a feeling that I wouldn t understand a lot of what was going on in the book And I found out through the same group that there was a mini series about the book I rushed right ontoPrime and watched the whole thing Let me tell you I have to say that Goodreads has opened me up to many books that I probably never would have read Through groups and friends I keep finding books old and new to read and enjoy Someso than others.When I started Bleak House in one of my groups reads I had a feeling that I wouldn t understand a lot of what was going on in the book And I found out through the same group that there was a mini series about the book I rushed right ontoPrime and watched the whole thing Let me tell you this helped me so very much in understanding some of the things in the book I m not that smart so certain things or way things are written go right over my head This is a beautiful book, but I needed a little help Upon watching the show I could see some of the things taking shape in the book over the course of a few weeks No, the show is not exactly the same, but it s almost damn near because helloit s a tome and they made a mini series instead of one movie that cuts half the crap out of a book Gillian Anderson played...

  13. Bleak House, Charles Dickens 1812 1870 Bleak House is a nineteenth century novel by English author Charles Dickens, first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853 The novel has many characters and several sub plots, and the story is told partly by the novel s heroine, Esther Summerson, and partly by an omniscient narrator At the centre of Bleak House is a long running legal case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, which came about because someone wrote several conflicting wills Dick Bleak House, Charles Dickens 1812 1870 Bleak House is a nineteenth century novel by English author Charles Dickens, first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853 The novel has many characters and several sub plots, and the story is told partly by the novel s heroine, Esther Summerson, and partly by an omniscient narrator At t...

  14. I know, something about a 900 page book with bleak in the title doesn t exactly scream summer fun Nevertheless, this was a page turner withlaugh out loud moments than any book I ve read in recent memory Who could have seen that coming And it s gripping enough that I can understand why it was a bestseller, in spite of Dickens harsh social criticism and his rather daring innovation of dual narratives But the story is a winner largely because of the dual narratives, which bob and weav I know, something about a 900 page book with bleak in the title doesn t exactly scream summer fun Nevertheless, this was a page turner withlaugh out loud moments than any book I ve read in recent memory Who could have seen that coming And it s gripping enough that I can understand why it was a bestseller, in spite of Dickens harsh social criticism and his rather daring innovation of dual narratives But the story is a winner largely because of the dual narratives, which bob and weave around each other like boxers before becoming hopelessly entertwined It opens with a grim, omniscient narrator describing the thick fog that pervades every part of London, suspending the city in a static morass of mud and smoke In the center of the pestilence, where the fog is thickest, lies the High Court of Chancery a place where cases become trapped ...

  15. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas my reading pace ground to a halt Thanks a lot Dick..ens This is a long book, but I ve read longer ones that didn t seem half as long as Bleak House Saharan esque stretches of plodding plot didn t help Butthan that, this book suffers from having too much character, and characters with character, characterful characters with character to spare and well, you get the point By the time Dickens had written Bleak House he d experienced almost every Between Thanksgiving and Christmas my reading pace ground to a halt Thanks a lot Dick..ens This is a long book, but I ve read longer ones that didn t seem half as long as Bleak House Saharan esque stretches of plodding plot didn t help Butthan that, this book suffers from having too much character, and characters with character, characterful characters with character to spare and well, you get the point By the time Dickens had written Bleak House he d experienced almost every spot on England s social strata, so he knew people, he liked ...