'Bleak House', in its atmosphere, symbolism and magnificent bleak comedy, is often regarded as the best of Dickens. A 'great Victorian novel' it is so inventive in its completing plots and styles that it eludes interpretation. As Nicola Bradbury remarks in her Introduction to this new edition, 'Interwoven plots investigate the secrets of the past: of parentage, lost documents, whodunnit; but the real issue in the work is survival, the value of life going on.'
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2006