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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  • Chapter 00
    Chapter 00
    Duração: 05min | 21/10/2017

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  • Chapter 01
    Chapter 01
    Duração: 17min | 20/10/2017

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  • Chapter 02
    Chapter 02
    Duração: 18min | 19/10/2017

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  • Chapter 03
    Chapter 03
    Duração: 52min | 18/10/2017

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    Chapter 04
    Duração: 30min | 17/10/2017

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  • Chapter 05
    Chapter 05
    Duração: 38min | 16/10/2017

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    Chapter 06
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  • Chapter 07
    Chapter 07
    Duração: 27min | 14/10/2017

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  • Chapter 08
    Chapter 08
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  • Chapter 09
    Chapter 09
    Duração: 40min | 12/10/2017

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  • Chapter 10
    Chapter 10
    Duração: 28min | 11/10/2017

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  • Chapter 11
    Chapter 11
    Duração: 38min | 10/10/2017

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    Chapter 12
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  • Chapter 13
    Chapter 13
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    Chapter 14
    Duração: 56min | 07/10/2017

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    Chapter 15
    Duração: 44min | 06/10/2017

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    Chapter 16
    Duração: 22min | 05/10/2017

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    Chapter 17
    Duração: 38min | 04/10/2017

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    Chapter 18
    Duração: 48min | 03/10/2017

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    Chapter 19
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    Chapter 20
    Duração: 36min | 01/10/2017

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    Chapter 21
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    Chapter 22
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    Chapter 23
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    Chapter 24
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    Chapter 25
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    Chapter 26
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    Chapter 27
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    Chapter 28
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    Chapter 29
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    Chapter 30
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    Chapter 31
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    Chapter 32
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    Chapter 33
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    Chapter 34
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    Chapter 35
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  • Chapter 36
    Chapter 36
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    Chapter 37
    Duração: 50min | 14/09/2017

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    Chapter 38
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    Chapter 39
    Duração: 41min | 12/09/2017

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    Chapter 40
    Duração: 32min | 11/09/2017

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    Chapter 41
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    Chapter 42
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    Chapter 43
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    Chapter 44
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    Chapter 45
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    Chapter 46
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    Chapter 47
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    Chapter 48
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    Chapter 49
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    Chapter 50
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    Chapter 51
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    Chapter 52
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    Chapter 53
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    Chapter 54
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    Chapter 55
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    Chapter 56
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    Chapter 57
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    Chapter 58
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    Chapter 59
    Duração: 35min | 23/08/2017

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    Chapter 60
    Duração: 33min | 22/08/2017

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    Chapter 61
    Duração: 29min | 21/08/2017

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    Chapter 62
    Duração: 25min | 20/08/2017

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    Chapter 63
    Duração: 21min | 19/08/2017

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    Chapter 64
    Duração: 31min | 18/08/2017

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  • Chapter 65
    Chapter 65
    Duração: 23min | 17/08/2017

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    Chapter 66
    Duração: 11min | 16/08/2017

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    Chapter 67
    Duração: 11min | 15/08/2017

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