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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by Charles Dickens - Hodder & Stoughton
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