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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
- "Though tremendously dense in plot and varied in character, the novel is remarkably unified in vision and theme."
- Contains: Content Analysis
- Author: Shirley Galloway
- British Sensation Fiction
- 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
- 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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Last Updated Mar 25, 2014