Bleak House By Charles Dickens

Bleak House By Charles Dickens

Sinopsis

Over twenty consecutive months, Charles Dickens enthralled readers with his monthly installments of the novel Bleak House, a complex and compelling portrayal of the English judicial system. Serialized in his own magazine, Household Words, between 1852 and 1853, the book is deemed to be his finest work and is his ninth novel.

Using an innovative literary technique known as “free indirect discourse,” where the narrator himself speaks through the medium of one of his main characters, Dickens uses the heroine Esther Summerson and an unidentified narrator as the vehicle for his story.

Esther Summerson is a young woman who is brought up under mysterious circumstances by several people, including an aunt who hates her, a Chancery lawyer and finally another lawyer John Jarndyce, a wealthy, extremely kind and compassionate man. After completing her education, she moves into the Jarndyce residence, appropriately named Bleak House, where two other wards of his also live. Secrets begin to tumble out of many cupboards as one of the wards, Richard Carstone, begins investigating a century old case, Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce. It concerns a complicated and huge inheritance case which has been going on for generations. In fact, the phrase “jarndyce and jarndyce” has entered the English language as a metaphor for interminable court proceedings.

Almost all the major characters in the book are connected in some way to this case. There are plenty of wonderfully named, extremely memorable characters in the convoluted structure of plots and subplots, masterfully constructed by a writer working at his peak. Many of them are based on real people Dickens knew while the accounts of the legal system are based on his real-life experiences as a court clerk. The portraits of scheming lawyers like Mr. Tulkington and the merciless moneylender Grandfather Smallweed and an almost bewildering host of minor characters make Bleak House one of the most interesting and entertaining novels.

Dickens' magnum opus focuses extensively on the ills of the English judicial system, but it is also a brilliant detective story. Inspector Bucket, a police detective, is put in charge of the murder of Mr. Tulkington and this leads to the unraveling of a deep and secret plot. A mysterious note written by a dead man known only as “Nemo,” an aristocratic lady with secrets of her own, her suspicious husband, her disappearance and Esther's romance with a country doctor are some of the elements that make up the sweeping panorama of Bleak House.

Whether you're reading it for the first time, or it's an old favorite, Bleak House is indeed an invaluable addition to your bookshelf.

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Episodios

  • Chapter 00

    Duración: 05min

    | 21/10/2017
  • Chapter 01

    Duración: 17min

    | 20/10/2017
  • Chapter 02

    Duración: 18min

    | 19/10/2017
  • Chapter 03

    Duración: 52min

    | 18/10/2017
  • Chapter 04

    Duración: 30min

    | 17/10/2017
  • Chapter 05

    Duración: 38min

    | 16/10/2017
  • Chapter 06

    Duración: 58min

    | 15/10/2017
  • Chapter 07

    Duración: 27min

    | 14/10/2017
  • Chapter 08

    Duración: 51min

    | 13/10/2017
  • Chapter 09

    Duración: 40min

    | 12/10/2017
  • Chapter 10

    Duración: 28min

    | 11/10/2017
  • Chapter 11

    Duración: 38min

    | 10/10/2017
  • Chapter 12

    Duración: 37min

    | 09/10/2017
  • Chapter 13

    Duración: 41min

    | 08/10/2017
  • Chapter 14

    Duración: 56min

    | 07/10/2017
  • Chapter 15

    Duración: 44min

    | 06/10/2017
  • Chapter 16

    Duración: 22min

    | 05/10/2017
  • Chapter 17

    Duración: 38min

    | 04/10/2017
  • Chapter 18

    Duración: 48min

    | 03/10/2017
  • Chapter 19

    Duración: 38min

    | 02/10/2017
  • Chapter 20

    Duración: 36min

    | 01/10/2017
  • Chapter 21

    Duración: 46min

    | 30/09/2017
  • Chapter 22

    Duración: 35min

    | 29/09/2017
  • Chapter 23

    Duración: 48min

    | 28/09/2017
  • Chapter 24

    Duración: 47min

    | 27/09/2017
  • Chapter 25

    Duración: 24min

    | 26/09/2017
  • Chapter 26

    Duración: 34min

    | 25/09/2017
  • Chapter 27

    Duración: 31min

    | 24/09/2017
  • Chapter 28

    Duración: 29min

    | 23/09/2017
  • Chapter 29

    Duración: 24min

    | 22/09/2017
  • Chapter 30

    Duración: 40min

    | 21/09/2017
  • Chapter 31

    Duración: 42min

    | 20/09/2017
  • Chapter 32

    Duración: 33min

    | 19/09/2017
  • Chapter 33

    Duración: 37min

    | 18/09/2017
  • Chapter 34

    Duración: 40min

    | 17/09/2017
  • Chapter 35

    Duración: 42min

    | 16/09/2017
  • Chapter 36

    Duración: 42min

    | 15/09/2017
  • Chapter 37

    Duración: 50min

    | 14/09/2017
  • Chapter 38

    Duración: 27min

    | 13/09/2017
  • Chapter 39

    Duración: 41min

    | 12/09/2017
  • Chapter 40

    Duración: 32min

    | 11/09/2017
  • Chapter 41

    Duración: 22min

    | 10/09/2017
  • Chapter 42

    Duración: 19min

    | 09/09/2017
  • Chapter 43

    Duración: 44min

    | 08/09/2017
  • Chapter 44

    Duración: 20min

    | 07/09/2017
  • Chapter 45

    Duración: 32min

    | 06/09/2017
  • Chapter 46

    Duración: 24min

    | 05/09/2017
  • Chapter 47

    Duración: 42min

    | 04/09/2017
  • Chapter 48

    Duración: 41min

    | 03/09/2017
  • Chapter 49

    Duración: 35min

    | 02/09/2017
  • Chapter 50

    Duración: 25min

    | 01/09/2017
  • Chapter 51

    Duración: 31min

    | 31/08/2017
  • Chapter 52

    Duración: 29min

    | 30/08/2017
  • Chapter 53

    Duración: 30min

    | 29/08/2017
  • Chapter 54

    Duración: 58min

    | 28/08/2017
  • Chapter 55

    Duración: 41min

    | 27/08/2017
  • Chapter 56

    Duración: 20min

    | 26/08/2017
  • Chapter 57

    Duración: 46min

    | 25/08/2017
  • Chapter 58

    Duración: 44min

    | 24/08/2017
  • Chapter 59

    Duración: 35min

    | 23/08/2017
  • Chapter 60

    Duración: 33min

    | 22/08/2017
  • Chapter 61

    Duración: 29min

    | 21/08/2017
  • Chapter 62

    Duración: 25min

    | 20/08/2017
  • Chapter 63

    Duración: 21min

    | 19/08/2017
  • Chapter 64

    Duración: 31min

    | 18/08/2017
  • Chapter 65

    Duración: 23min

    | 17/08/2017
  • Chapter 66

    Duración: 11min

    | 16/08/2017
  • Chapter 67

    Duración: 11min

    | 15/08/2017