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Bleak House by Charles Dickens
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Nov 13, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: school, favourites, long-reads, dickens, victorian
Read in December, 2011

This is one very tough slog, but if you can get past the first 500 pages, you are golden. If you're willing to stick it out that long, Bleak House may well be the book to turn you into a Charles Dickens fan, if you weren't already one to begin with. His many many characters weave a web which seemingly goes in no particular direction until the very end and it's just mind blowing to watch it all finally knit together. This book changed my mind about Dickens. I got halfway through Great Expectations and gave up, so I was wary about starting Bleak House, but by the end of the 1,000 page book, I went from thoroughly detesting Dickens to simply adoring him for his literary mastery. I am so in awe of this book. It is everything my Victorian literature prof said it would be and more.

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