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Sites about Bleak House

by Charles Dickens

Dickens' novel about a young woman, Esther, who lives in Bleak House, and the mystery surrounding her parentage.

Characters: Esther Summerson, Lady Dedlock, Dr. Woodcourt, Mr. Jarndyce

Critical sites about Bleak House

Bleak House: Public and Private Worlds
http://www.cyberpat.com/shirlsite/essays/bleak.html
"Though tremendously dense in plot and varied in character, the novel is remarkably unified in vision and theme."
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: Shirley Galloway
Keywords:
 
British Sensation Fiction
http://mikegrost.com/sensatio.htm
As part of a larger discussion of british sensation fiction, The author examines Dickens' subversion of traditional social power structures in this brief section on the criminal arrests in Bleak house and "Three Detective Anecdotes."
Contains: Content Analysis,
Author: Michael E. Grost
Keywords: gender roles, class conflict, crime fiction, mysteries, police
 
The Skimpole Syndrome: Childhood Unlimited
http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9305/articles/mankowski.html
This essay attempts to show how "charming parasites" like Dickens' character Harold Skimpole are still at work in the twentieth century feeding off of religious institutions.
Contains: Character Analysis
Author: Paul V. Mankowski
From: First Things 33 (May 1993): 26-30.
Keywords: social critique
 

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