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Bleak House (1853)

by Charles Dickens Return to list Adopt this book

One of Dickens most intricately plotted novels with a vast array of characters and sub-plots, Bleak House is also one of the first works of English fiction to include a Detective as a main character. It is considered by many to be Dickens finest novel.

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I use the British Library often for research, but I LOVE adopting books as gifts for people. My most recent adoption was in honor of my English professor in college. I am not just a literary scholar because of her influence--I am also a better human being.

Pamela J. Francis
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My daughter and I both love the ambiance of the British Library and feel proud to be Readers. Supporting the Adopt a Book scheme is the least I can do.

John Nicholson