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Bleak House

Narrated by: Stacy Newman
Length: 38 hrs and 58 mins
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"Bleak House" is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly installments 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. At the novel's core is long-running litigation in England's Court of Chancery, Jarndyce v Jarndyce, which has far-reaching consequences for all involved. The litigation, which already has taken many years and consumed between £60,000 and £70,000 in court costs, is emblematic of the failure of Chancery. Though Chancery lawyers and judges criticised Dickens's portrait of Chancery as exaggerated and unmerited, his novel helped to spur an ongoing movement that culminated in the enactment of legal reform in the 1870s...

©2018 Charles Dickens (P)2018 Golden Deer Classics

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  • Sara J
  • 18-12-2018

Quite long, but worth a listen!

It is very long, and in some parts drawn out more than I personally feel necessary, but the plots kept me listening to the end. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys literature from this era. It contains mystery, love stories, and a bit of critique of Britain's court system of the time, as well as a detailed portrait of life across different classes, all in one.

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  • C. A. Wise
  • 14-12-2018

True classic

Dickenson is a master wordsmith. His character development is the best.
The casting director is simply not needed!

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  • Julie Rae Loving
  • 29-01-2019

What a writer Mr. Dickens was!

Many current authors in our day write primarily one type of book. When you pick up there book, you pretty much know what kind of story you are going to read.
Not so with Mr. Dickens! I will use this book for my example. This book is unlike any I have heard before!
bravo to Mr. Dickens and the excellent reader! Thank you for 38 hours of enjoyment!

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