Bleak House By Charles Dickens

Bleak House By Charles Dickens

Sinopse

Over twenty consecutive months, Charles Dickens enthralled readers with his monthly installments of the novel Bleak House, a complex and compelling portrayal of the English judicial system. Serialized in his own magazine, Household Words, between 1852 and 1853, the book is deemed to be his finest work and is his ninth novel.

Using an innovative literary technique known as “free indirect discourse,” where the narrator himself speaks through the medium of one of his main characters, Dickens uses the heroine Esther Summerson and an unidentified narrator as the vehicle for his story.

Esther Summerson is a young woman who is brought up under mysterious circumstances by several people, including an aunt who hates her, a Chancery lawyer and finally another lawyer John Jarndyce, a wealthy, extremely kind and compassionate man. After completing her education, she moves into the Jarndyce residence, appropriately named Bleak House, where two other wards of his also live. Secrets begin to tumble out of many cupboards as one of the wards, Richard Carstone, begins investigating a century old case, Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce. It concerns a complicated and huge inheritance case which has been going on for generations. In fact, the phrase “jarndyce and jarndyce” has entered the English language as a metaphor for interminable court proceedings.

Almost all the major characters in the book are connected in some way to this case. There are plenty of wonderfully named, extremely memorable characters in the convoluted structure of plots and subplots, masterfully constructed by a writer working at his peak. Many of them are based on real people Dickens knew while the accounts of the legal system are based on his real-life experiences as a court clerk. The portraits of scheming lawyers like Mr. Tulkington and the merciless moneylender Grandfather Smallweed and an almost bewildering host of minor characters make Bleak House one of the most interesting and entertaining novels.

Dickens' magnum opus focuses extensively on the ills of the English judicial system, but it is also a brilliant detective story. Inspector Bucket, a police detective, is put in charge of the murder of Mr. Tulkington and this leads to the unraveling of a deep and secret plot. A mysterious note written by a dead man known only as “Nemo,” an aristocratic lady with secrets of her own, her suspicious husband, her disappearance and Esther's romance with a country doctor are some of the elements that make up the sweeping panorama of Bleak House.

Whether you're reading it for the first time, or it's an old favorite, Bleak House is indeed an invaluable addition to your bookshelf.

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Episódios

  • Chapter 00

    Duração: 05min

    | 21/10/2017
  • Chapter 01

    Duração: 17min

    | 20/10/2017
  • Chapter 02

    Duração: 18min

    | 19/10/2017
  • Chapter 03

    Duração: 52min

    | 18/10/2017
  • Chapter 04

    Duração: 30min

    | 17/10/2017
  • Chapter 05

    Duração: 38min

    | 16/10/2017
  • Chapter 06

    Duração: 58min

    | 15/10/2017
  • Chapter 07

    Duração: 27min

    | 14/10/2017
  • Chapter 08

    Duração: 51min

    | 13/10/2017
  • Chapter 09

    Duração: 40min

    | 12/10/2017
  • Chapter 10

    Duração: 28min

    | 11/10/2017
  • Chapter 11

    Duração: 38min

    | 10/10/2017
  • Chapter 12

    Duração: 37min

    | 09/10/2017
  • Chapter 13

    Duração: 41min

    | 08/10/2017
  • Chapter 14

    Duração: 56min

    | 07/10/2017
  • Chapter 15

    Duração: 44min

    | 06/10/2017
  • Chapter 16

    Duração: 22min

    | 05/10/2017
  • Chapter 17

    Duração: 38min

    | 04/10/2017
  • Chapter 18

    Duração: 48min

    | 03/10/2017
  • Chapter 19

    Duração: 38min

    | 02/10/2017
  • Chapter 20

    Duração: 36min

    | 01/10/2017
  • Chapter 21

    Duração: 46min

    | 30/09/2017
  • Chapter 22

    Duração: 35min

    | 29/09/2017
  • Chapter 23

    Duração: 48min

    | 28/09/2017
  • Chapter 24

    Duração: 47min

    | 27/09/2017
  • Chapter 25

    Duração: 24min

    | 26/09/2017
  • Chapter 26

    Duração: 34min

    | 25/09/2017
  • Chapter 27

    Duração: 31min

    | 24/09/2017
  • Chapter 28

    Duração: 29min

    | 23/09/2017
  • Chapter 29

    Duração: 24min

    | 22/09/2017
  • Chapter 30

    Duração: 40min

    | 21/09/2017
  • Chapter 31

    Duração: 42min

    | 20/09/2017
  • Chapter 32

    Duração: 33min

    | 19/09/2017
  • Chapter 33

    Duração: 37min

    | 18/09/2017
  • Chapter 34

    Duração: 40min

    | 17/09/2017
  • Chapter 35

    Duração: 42min

    | 16/09/2017
  • Chapter 36

    Duração: 42min

    | 15/09/2017
  • Chapter 37

    Duração: 50min

    | 14/09/2017
  • Chapter 38

    Duração: 27min

    | 13/09/2017
  • Chapter 39

    Duração: 41min

    | 12/09/2017
  • Chapter 40

    Duração: 32min

    | 11/09/2017
  • Chapter 41

    Duração: 22min

    | 10/09/2017
  • Chapter 42

    Duração: 19min

    | 09/09/2017
  • Chapter 43

    Duração: 44min

    | 08/09/2017
  • Chapter 44

    Duração: 20min

    | 07/09/2017
  • Chapter 45

    Duração: 32min

    | 06/09/2017
  • Chapter 46

    Duração: 24min

    | 05/09/2017
  • Chapter 47

    Duração: 42min

    | 04/09/2017
  • Chapter 48

    Duração: 41min

    | 03/09/2017
  • Chapter 49

    Duração: 35min

    | 02/09/2017
  • Chapter 50

    Duração: 25min

    | 01/09/2017
  • Chapter 51

    Duração: 31min

    | 31/08/2017
  • Chapter 52

    Duração: 29min

    | 30/08/2017
  • Chapter 53

    Duração: 30min

    | 29/08/2017
  • Chapter 54

    Duração: 58min

    | 28/08/2017
  • Chapter 55

    Duração: 41min

    | 27/08/2017
  • Chapter 56

    Duração: 20min

    | 26/08/2017
  • Chapter 57

    Duração: 46min

    | 25/08/2017
  • Chapter 58

    Duração: 44min

    | 24/08/2017
  • Chapter 59

    Duração: 35min

    | 23/08/2017
  • Chapter 60

    Duração: 33min

    | 22/08/2017
  • Chapter 61

    Duração: 29min

    | 21/08/2017
  • Chapter 62

    Duração: 25min

    | 20/08/2017
  • Chapter 63

    Duração: 21min

    | 19/08/2017
  • Chapter 64

    Duração: 31min

    | 18/08/2017
  • Chapter 65

    Duração: 23min

    | 17/08/2017
  • Chapter 66

    Duração: 11min

    | 16/08/2017
  • Chapter 67

    Duração: 11min

    | 15/08/2017