Bleak House

 
 
Macmillan Collector's Library (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 6. Februar 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 1296 Seiten
978-1-5098-2542-4 (ISBN)
 
The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Pan Macmillan
  • Interest Age: From 18 years
  • Höhe: 159 mm
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  • Breite: 111 mm
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  • Dicke: 57 mm
  • 601 gr
978-1-5098-2542-4 (9781509825424)
Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth, where his father worked as a clerk. Living in London in 1824, Dickens was sent by his family to work in a blacking-warehouse, and his father was arrested and imprisoned for debt. Fortunes improved and Dickens returned to school, eventually becoming a parliamentary reporter. His first piece of fiction was published by a magazine in December 1832, and by 1836 he had begun his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. He focused his career on writing, completing fourteen highly successful novels including Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and Bleak House, as well as penning journalism, shorter fiction and travel books. He died in 1870.
The story starts at a spine-tingling pace: a young woman cloaked in gray is swept up in a swirl of rain, fog and mud and sped to London by horse-drawn carriage. It is a romantic journey to the most unromantic of places, the chancery courts -- Alessandra Stanley * New York Times * The greatest novel of the lot. Why? First, the quality of the writing; second, the complexity of the plot; third, the extraordinary insight and honesty of the characterization -- Colin Dexter * Guardian * Bleak House is his greatest novel . . . with its backdrop of a legal system more invested in obstruction and obfuscation than resolution, it remains utterly contemporary -- Anna Quindlen * Independent *

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