The Resource Bleak House, Charles Dickens, (electronic resource)

Bleak House, Charles Dickens, (electronic resource)

Label
Bleak House
Title
Bleak House
Statement of responsibility
Charles Dickens
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dickens' grandest, most virtuosic achievement, Bleak House combines two tales: the story of wealthy Lady Dedlock, recounted in the third person, and that of penniless Esther Summerson, told in her own words. The haughty noblewoman and the orphan are connected by the court case Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a tangle of disputed wills and disrupted inheritance that has tied up the High Court of Chancery for decades. Inspired by an actual court case that dragged on for more than 50 years, Dickens drew upon his own experiences as a law clerk and plaintiff to enliven his novel, which remains utterly contemporary in its portrait of a system invested in making business for itself at the expense of its plaintiffs. In addition to its complex and compelling portrayal of the English judiciary, Bleak House is also a brilliant detective story in which a police officer, Inspector Bucket, uncovers a richly plotted tale of secrets, murder, and mystery
Member of
Summary
Esther Summerson is the ward of Mr. Jarndyce whose case in Chancery Court seems to have no end
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
024183
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1812-1870
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1180
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization starring Michael Kitchen
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kitchen, Michael
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
BBC radio collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Young women
  • Electronic books
  • London (England)
  • Guardian and ward
  • Illegitimate children
  • Inheritance and succession
Target audience
adult
Label
Bleak House, Charles Dickens, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11908266
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486822556
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11908266
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908266
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Bleak House, Charles Dickens, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11908266
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486822556
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11908266
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908266
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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