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Bleak House - (Signet Classics) by Charles Dickens (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 939

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Classics

Series Title: Signet Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Signet Book

Author: Charles Dickens

Language: English

Street Date: April 5, 2011
TCIN: 77262939
UPC: 9780451531902
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1382

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Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation, but also the horror of the infamous debtors' prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and "slave" factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years' formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney's clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

Michael Slater is an emeritus professor at Birkbeck College, London, and past president of the Dickens Fellowship and the Dickens Society of America.

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