Bleak House

Where to begin with this exquisite novel? Part mystery, part romance, part court drama, part coming-of-age tale, part tragedy… there are so many components and so very many illustrious characters that make this such an incredibly complex story. This is one of those rare stories that has something for everyone, while still remaining true to Charles Dickens’ form.

My favorite components of Bleak House (in no particular order):

*Mr Bucket the witty and brilliant inspector
*Esther’s narratives, those parts of the novel that humanize the story
*George (I imagine if he were a real person, I’d be in love with him)
*Mr Guppy reminiscent of Mr. Collins in P&P though perhaps a little less sycophantic on the whole
*The triangle between Mr. Jarndyce, Allan Woodcourt and Esther is fascinating and strangely sweet

This may be a very short post on such a wonderfully long novel, but my words are incapable of doing Bleak House justice. I adore this novel, that's all there is to it.

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