Bleak House

Bleak House

Written by:
Illustrated by: Hablot K. Brown
Introduction by: Nicola Bradbury
Preface by:
Notes by: Nicola Bradbury

Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141198354
  • 1088 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens’s most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.
Bleak House

Bleak House

Written by: Charles Dickens, Illustrated by: Hablot K. Brown, Introduction by: Nicola Bradbury, Preface by: Terry Eagleton, Notes by: Nicola Bradbury


“Perhaps Bleak House is his best novel. . . . When Dickens wrote Bleak House he had grown up.” —G. K. Chesterton