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Bleak House

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ISBN-10: 0143037617

ISBN-13: 9780143037613

Edition: 2006

Authors: Charles Dickens, Nicola Bradbury, Hablot K. Brown, Hablot K. Brown, Charles Dickens

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The eight-hour Masterpiece Theatreminiseries of Charles Dickenss Bleak Housestars Gillian Anderson (The House of Mirth, X-Files) and features a screenplay written by Andrew Davies (Bridget Joness 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 Houseis one of Dickenss most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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