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Bleak House

Charles Dickens


Suggestions for Further Reading & Viewing

Allan, Janice. Routeledge Literary Sourcebook on Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. London: Routeledge, 2004.

Chadwick, Justin and Susanna White, directors. Bleak House (DVD). BBC Warner. 2005.

Devenish, Ross, director. Bleak House (DVD). BBC Warner. 1985.

Gilbert, Elliot, ed. Critical Essays on Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. London: MacMillan, 1989.

Hawthorn, Jeremy. Bleak House (The Critics Debate). Hampshire, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 1986.

Maglavera, Soultana. Time Patterns in Later Dickens: A Study of the Thematic Implications of the Temporal Organizations in Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorritt: A Tale. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 1994.

Welsh, Alexander. Dickens Redressed: The Art of Bleak House and Hard Times. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.

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Deadlock for Sir Leicester

by FitzGerald1859, March 20, 2017

In the summary of Chapter 9 Sir Leicester Dedlock is erroneously referred to as Sir Dedlock. The convention with the English honorific, "Sir", is that it is either used with the whole name (Christian name plus surname) or the Christian name alone.

Perversely enough, the wife of a nobleman (i.e. a Duke, Earl, Marquess, Viscount, Baronet, where the more formal female titles, Duchess, Marchioness, Viscountess or Baroness, are not used), or Knight of the Garter is usually referred to by her title and surname alone, although the daughters... Read more


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