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Bleak House (version 4)

Gelesen von Peter John Keeble

(4,917 Sterne; 18 Bewertungen)

Bleak house is one of Dickens finest achievements. It was written for serialisation in 1853 when Dickens was at the peak of his career. Monthly sales substantially exceeded his previous bestseller David Copperfield.
Dickens' mastery of the English language comes to the fore in this book. It is an energetic book: a complex mystery story revolving around the heroine Esther Summerson and her path from childhood to marriage. During the course of Esther’s narration Dickens introduces some wonderful and unforgettable characters, and at the same time provides a searing indictment of the laws’ corruption and self-serving interests which prevailed during that time. He pokes fun at the languid and landed aristocracy and questions the societal indifference to the poor. Detection, black comedy, farce, and tragic ruin run through the story. Critics at the time were unenthusiastic but the public were enthralled by it! - Summary by Peter John Keeble (34 hr 4 min)

Chapters

Preface

5:47

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In Chancery

16:55

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In Fashion

18:09

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A Progress

44:33

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Telescopic Philanthropy

28:00

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A Morning Adventure

32:19

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Quite at Home

49:56

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The Ghost's Walk

24:59

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Covering a Multitude of Sins

46:48

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Signs and Tokens

34:25

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The Law-Writer

26:22

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Our Dear Brother

34:14

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On the Watch

34:15

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Esther's Narrative

34:29

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Deportment

47:51

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Bell Yard

33:47

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Tom-all-Alone's

21:10

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Esthers Narrative

32:02

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Lady Dedlock

39:06

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Moving On

32:16

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A New Lodger

33:31

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The Smallweed Family

40:19

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Mr Bucket

30:06

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Esther's Narrative

42:10

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An Appeal Case

40:34

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Mrs Snagsby Sees It All

21:46

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Sharpshooters

29:40

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More Old Soldiers Than One

29:26

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The Ironmaster

27:36

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The Young Man

22:36

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Esther's Narrative

37:16

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Nurse and Patient

35:28

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The Appointed Time

31:12

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Interlopers

34:55

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A Turn of the Screw

35:48

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Esther's Narrative

35:12

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Chesney Wold

37:48

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Jarndyce and Jarndyce

43:14

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A Struggle

23:56

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Attorney and Client

39:58

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National and Domestic

28:59

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In Mr. Tulkinghorn's Room

20:47

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In Mr. Tulkinghorn's Chambers

17:26

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Esther's Narrative

36:16

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The Letter and the Answer

15:41

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In Trust

30:03

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Stop Him!

19:31

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Jo's Will

32:23

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Closing In

38:00

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Dutiful Friendship

31:55

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Esther's Narrative

22:44

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Enlightened

25:57

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Obstinacy

24:16

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The Track

27:03

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Springing a Mine

48:28

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Flight

36:41

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Pursuit

19:35

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Esther's Narrative

40:31

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A Wintry Day and Night

33:46

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Esther's Narrative

29:56

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Perspective

29:21

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A Discovery

24:35

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Another Discovery

20:17

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Steel and Iron

17:47

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Esther's Narrative

25:29

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Beginning the World LXVI.

16:08

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Down in Lincolnshire LXVII.

11:13

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The Close of Esther's Narrative

9:53

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Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

As always, one of Dickens’ best again narrated by one of the finest voices in the entire LibriVox collection !!! IMHO, only topped by Lars Rolander, Phil Chenevert, and Andy Minter in all points, totally excellent for narrative consistency, smooth steady delivery, and the ability to project into a speaking selection such wealth of understanding the book comes alive to the listener in such a way that you feel the author is reading it to you alone for the first time !!! Thank you All !!!

Excellently read with understanding and warmth.

(5 Sterne)

Love this book!

(5 Sterne)

Excellent reader, amazing characters, fascinating plot. Nor much happens until about halfway through, even so, it's interesting and well worth it! I had read the book first, and now listening to it, I realized I had missed a lot the first time.