Bleak House is a novel by Charles Dickens that was first published in 1853. Explore a plot summary, important quotes, and an in-depth analysis of Esther Summerson.


See a complete list of the characters in Bleak House and in-depth analyses of Esther Summerson, Mr. Jarndyce, and Lady Dedlock.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Bleak House, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Further Study

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