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on 3 May 2016
Dickens's Bleak House reminds me of the paintings of the great Flemish painter Rubens, who can paint a picture with numerous persons in it but they are combined together with absolute beauty in each one of them and a perfect coherence among them. In Bleak House Dickens intertwines the lives of so many fictitious characters besides the protagonists' and he does that in such a way as to produce not only a very moving story with an even more moving end, but also through this novel he manages to bring to surface the big problem of contamination of Victorian, industrial London as well as the unjust legal system of the Court of Chancery in Victorian England, before the 1850s, decade in which the first changes in it took place. I had a great time reading it; it is A MUST for all admirers of Charles Dickens and this edition, the Norton Critical Edition, is the very best one because in it you can find all kinds of background information on the novel and academic articles of high quality which complete your understanding of the novel and of the era in which the story takes place.
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on 17 August 2017
Over all an enjoyable novel with some devastating critique of the Law and the class system. Moving portrayal of the effects of poverty and a delightful main character- Esther. However, too much conversation not central to the narrative giving the need to skip!!
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on 30 March 2016
Bleak house is like all of Dickens' stories. Full of wonderful descriptions but with a book this long we could do with less of them.
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on 20 April 2016
The original book has reading notes which are displayed as question marks on my kindle not number as in the original which makes it very annoying to read. The notes are not contained in a glossary either as in the paper copy. The illustrations are not placed near the relevant parts of the book as in the original.
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on 10 October 2015
One of the English classics and deservedly so. If you haven't read this book recently or not since you left school - give it a try you may well be very pleased to re-discover Dickens.
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on 2 March 2017
It was free so can't complain.
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on 27 May 2017
Excellent value for money and sent really promptly
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on 14 July 2017
not read yet. Nice edition
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on 24 July 2017
As advertised
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on 31 May 2017
I think this book gave me pneumonia.
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