Charles Dickens: Dombey and Son
Charles Dickens: Hard Times

Charles Dickens: Bleak House

Tom-All-Alone'sBleak House is a novel by Charles Dickens originally serialized between 1852 and 1853. The story's central thread is the long-running legal case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a pointed satire of the nineteenth century Court of Chancery which had a significant impact in promoting legal reform.

The novel's wide-ranging social observation included one of the first detective characters in English fiction, Inspector Bucket, who may have been inspired by the early Scotland Yard detective Jack Whicher.

Bleak House at online book stores
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Free online texts
Gutenberg: Bleak House.  EPUB, HTML, MOBI and TXT formats.    
Standard Ebooks: Bleak House. AZW3, EPUB, KEPUB and Advanced EPUB formats.
University of Adelaide (Internet Archive): Bleak House. EPUB, HTML and MOBI formats.
Wikisource: Bleak House. HTML and other formats.

Other Resources
Librivox: Bleak House - Public domain audiobooks.
Wikipedia: Charles Dickens - Bleak House

Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes
Charles Dickens: The Pickwick Papers - anticipates Bleak House in making the legal system a target for satire.
Charles Dickens: Hard Times - often compared with Bleak House for its social concerns.
Bloom's Western Canon: Includes Bleak House which Bloom considers Dickens' greatest novel.


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