Bleak House is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon.
At the novel's core is long-running litigation in England's Court of Chancery, Jarndyce v Jarndyce, which has far-reaching consequences for all involved.
Andrew Bolt and John Roskam discuss the book, its themes and Charles Dickens' life and times.
Bonus Episode: On Reading 10 Great Books
Episode 10: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Episode 9: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Episode 8: The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
Episode 7: The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Episode 6: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Episode 5: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Episode 4: Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
Episode 3: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Episode 2: The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
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