by Charles Dickens
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 1997
Often considered Charles Dickens's masterpiece, Bleak House blends together several literary genres -- detective fiction, romance, melodrama, and satire -- to create an unforgettable portrait of the decay and corruption at the heart of English law and society in the Victorian era.
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Dickens' satire on the Victorian family and the society which sought to turn men into machines. Louisa and Tom Gradgrind have been harshly raised by their father, an educator, to know nothing but the most factual, pragmatic information.
by Charles Dickens - Project Gutenberg
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