About Bleak House

By today’s standards, life was quiet in Dickens’ era. Railways existed, but cars, trucks, planes, radio, movies, and television didn’t exist. Most shops and places of public entertainment closed early. No crackling neon signs put any “buzz” in the night. At night, one could read or play cards — provided […]

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Book Summary

At Bleak House, Esther notices that Richard Carstone has some weaknesses of character yet remains likeable; she forms a deep friendship with him as well as with the beautiful Ada. She also notices that the two young people rather soon find themselves in love. One “muddy, murky afternoon,” while looking […]

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