BLEAK HOUSE Charles Dickens
This sale is for a large size quality vintage hardback FIRST FOLIO SOCIETY EDITION entitled “Bleak House,” by Charles Dickens, with an Introduction by Christopher Hibbert and numerous drawings by Charles Keeping, including a frontispiece.
It was published by The Folio Society, of London, and is the 1985 FIRST FOLIO SOCIETY EDITION.
Dickens purpose for writing this story was to illustrate the evils caused by long drawn-out lawsuits in the Chancery Courts. In his youth, as a reporter, he had observed the workings of the courts and had remarked: “The one great principle of the English law is to make business for itself”. This story, Bleak House, is often considered to be Charles Dickens finest work, although not his most popular.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), was arguably the best English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as being a vigorous social campaigner and was one of the greatest ever writers. He was most famous for his storytelling and numerous memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime.
The book measures 9.5 inches x 6.5 inches x 1.8 inches (a little bigger in its slipcase) and has 852 pages (including illustrations).
New Unread Condition
DCB Book code EK400 177