Bleak House

Charles Dickens - Author

Nicola Bradbury - Editor

Nicola Bradbury - Notes by

Hablot K. Brown - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780143037613 | 1024 pages | 06 Jan 2006 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The eight-hour Masterpiece Theatre miniseries of Charles Dickensís Bleak House stars Gillian Anderson (The House of Mirth, X-Files) and features a screenplay written by Andrew Davies (Bridget Jonesís Diary).

Part romance, part melodrama, part detective story, the novel spreads out among a web of relationships in every level of society, from the simpleminded Sir Leicester Dedlock to Jo the street sweeper. A savage but often comic indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickensís most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.