Bleak House by Charles Dickens

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Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in twenty monthly instalments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. The story is told partly by the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and partly by omniscient narrator. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly but depressive John Jarndyce and the childish Harold Skimpole.

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The 163rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  2. - 12th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  3. - 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  4. - 25th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  5. - 36th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  6. - 37th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  7. - 92nd on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  8. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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