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Bleak House

Charles Dickens

Widely regarded as Dickens's masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which "whole families have inherited legendary hatreds." Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther's romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set against the foggy backdrop of the Court of Chancery. Mixing romance, mystery, comedy, and satire, Bleak House limits the suffering caused by the intricate inefficiency of the law.

Widely regarded as Dickens's masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which "whole families have inherited legendary hatreds." Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther's romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set against the foggy backdrop of the Court of Chancery. Mixing romance, mystery, comedy, and satire, Bleak House limits the suffering caused by the intricate inefficiency of the law.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Widely regarded as Dickens's masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which "whole families have inherited legendary hatreds." Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther's romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set against the foggy backdrop of the Court of Chancery. Mixing romance, mystery, comedy, and satire, Bleak House limits the suffering caused by the intricate inefficiency of the law.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Case

Length:

39h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

57:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

40:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

57:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

40:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

39:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

50:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

48:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

45:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

41:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

39:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

34:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

39:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

41:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

39:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

40:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

48:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

27:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

43:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

35:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

24:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

43:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

20:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

32:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

22:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

39:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

44:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

34:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

25:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

28:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

27:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

31:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

58:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

42:03


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

19:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

42:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

39:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

31:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

33:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

27:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

21:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

20:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

27:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

19:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

12:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:06


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:43