Bleak House

Charles DICKENS (1812 - 1870)

Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is widely held to be one of Dickens' finest and most complete novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Dickens tells all of these both through the narrative of the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and as an omniscient narrator. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly but depressive John Jarndyce and the childish Harold Skimpole. The plot concerns a long-running legal dispute (Jarndyce and Jarndyce) which has far-reaching consequences for all involved. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 In Chancery Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 02 In Fashion Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 03 A Progress Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 04 Telescopic Philanthropy Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 05 A Morning Adventure Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 06 Quite at Home Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 07 The Ghost's Walk Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 08 Covering a Multitude of Sins Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 09 Signs and Tokens Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 10 The Law-Writer Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 11 Our Dear Brother Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 12 On the Watch Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 13 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 14 Deportment Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 15 Bell Yard Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 16 Tom-all-Alone's Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 17 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 18 Lady Dedlock Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 19 Moving on Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 20 A New Lodger Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 21 The Smallweed Family Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 22 Mr. Bucket Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 23 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 24 An Appeal Case Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 25 Mrs. Snagsby Sees it All Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 26 Sharpshooters Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 27 More Old Soldiers than One Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 28 The Ironmaster Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 29 The Young Man Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 30 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 31 Nurse and Patient Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 32 The Appointed Time Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 33 Interlopers Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 34 A Turn of the Screw Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 35 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 36 Chesney Wold Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 37 Jarndyce and Jarndyce Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 38 A Struggle Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 39 Attorney and Client Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 40 National and Domestic Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 41 In Mr. Tulkinghorn's Room Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 42 In Mr. Tulkinghorn's Chambers Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 43 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 44 The Letter and the Answer Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 45 In Trust Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 46 Stop him! Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 47 Jo's Will Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 48 Closing In Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 49 Dutiful Friendship Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 50 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 51 Enlightened Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 52 Obstinacy Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 53 The Track Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 54 Springing a Mine Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 55 Flight Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 56 Pursuit Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 57 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 58 A Wintry Day and Night Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 59 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 60 Perspective Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 61 A Discovery Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 62 Another Discovery Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 63 Steel and Iron Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 64 Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 65 Beginning the World Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 66 Down in Lincolnshire Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 67 The Close of Esther's Narrative Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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