Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The English legal system is the main object of Dickens’s satire in Bleak House, perhaps the first legal thriller, which centres on the interminable case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce as it makes its tortuous way over the generations through the Court of Chancery. As he does so often, Dickens shows us in Bleak House, that venality, corruption, and vanity have always been a part of human nature. Under the high comedy, he also shows us, very clearly, the anger and indignation these qualities roused in him, and his compassion for the helplessness of the poor in the face of a social and legal system that seems, at times, designed only to destroy them.
- Publisher Guild Publishing, London; 1985
- Hardback, 880pp
- Size 215 x 145mm, 1.2kg
Condition: Very Good – No Inscriptions, Very Good Copy
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