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Bleak House by Charles Dickens
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Nov 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: my-ebooks
Read from November 19, 2010 to February 16, 2011

This novel has sprawled majestically over the free moments of my last several months, and I think I will actually miss it.

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1.0% "Actually reading this via DailyLit, which I started using before realizing there's a Goodreads eBook version available, too!"
4.0% ""I have felt the cold here. I have felt something sharper than cold. It matters very little. Pray excuse the introduction of such mean topics.""
10.0% 1 comment
10.0% "It's obvious Dickens was being paid by the word. For example: "A dark-eyed, dark-haired, shy, village beauty comes in--so fresh in her rosy and yet delicate bloom that the drops of rain which have beaten on her hair look like the dew upon a flower fresh gathered."" 1 comment
17.0% "A hastily buried corpse unexpectedly becomes "a shameful testimony to future ages how civilization and barbarism walked this boastful island together." That's nice writing, Charles!" 1 comment
26.0% ""The system which had addressed him in exactly the same manner as it had addressed hundreds of other boys, all varying in character and capacity, had enabled him to dash through his tasks, always with fair credit and often with distinction, but in a fitful, dazzling way that had confirmed his reliance on those very qualities in himself which it had been most desirable to direct and train.""
42.0% 3 comments
65.0% ""Of repentance or remorse or any feeling of mine," Lady Dedlock presently proceeds, "I say not a word. If I were not dumb, you would be deaf. Let that go by. It is not for your ears."

Damn, Lady Dedlock!" 2 comments
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Alice Yes! I remember my professor wrote our assignment one day as 'finish Bleak House' and I thought 'nooooooooo!'

Extraordinarily happy you liked it.

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