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Bleak House: An authoritative and annotated text, illustrations, a note on the text, genesis and composition, backgrounds, criticism - A Norton critical edition(1977)

지은이 : Charles Dickens
옮긴이 : George Ford/ Sylvere Monod(editor)
출판사 : Norton
판수 : first edition
페이지수 : 986
ISBN : 0393093328
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재고수량: 1부 Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections--between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most acclaimed and popular writers of all time. His many works include the classics The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Hard Times, Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers and many more.

George Ford was Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Rochester. He was the author of Keats and the Victorians, Dickens and His Readers, Double Measure: A Study of the Novels and Stories of D. H. Lawrence, and The Making of a Secret Agent. He was a founding editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and was editor, with Sylv�re Monod, of the Norton Critical Edition of Hard Times. Professor Ford was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale University. He died in 1994.

Sylv�re Monod is Emeritus Professor of English at the Sorbonne. He is the author of Dickens the Novelist, Histoire de la lit�rature anglaise de Victoria � Elizabeth II, Martin Chuzzlewit: A Critical Study, and Madame Homais (a novel). He is editor, with George Ford, of the Norton Critical Edition of Hard Times, and of numerous French editions of works by Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, and the Bront�s. Professor Monod is a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and a Commander of the British Empire.


List of Illustrations
Introductory Note on Law Courts and Colleges

The Text of Bleak House
Contents of Bleak House

A Note on the Text
Dickens' Working plans
The Running Headlines
Textual History

Textual Notes

The Genesis and Composition of Bleak House
Dickens' Letters on the Composition of Bleak House
A Dictionary of Bleak House Originals: Persons and Places

Thomas Miller � A London Fog (Illustrated London News, 1849)
Henry Mayhew � Of the Horse-Dung of the Streets of London
The Spa-Fields Burial Ground (The Times, 1845)
W.H. Wills and George Hogarth � Heathen and Christian Burial
텵ousehold Words, 1850)
R.H. Horne � [A Visit with the River-God, Father
Thames] (Household Words,1851)
Thomas Carlyle � [Typhus-Fever in Edinburgh] (from Past and
Present, 1843)
Hector Gavin � [Sanitation in a London Suburb] (from Sanitary
Ramblings, 1848)
[Report.... On Cholera] (Lancet, 1849)
Charles Dickens � [Speech to the Metropolitan Sanitary
Association] (1851)
Thomas Carlyle � Downing Street (Latter-Day Pamphlets, 1850)
[On the Opening of Parliament] (Illustrated London News, 1852)
[Speech from the Throne] (Annual Register, 1853)
Law Courts, Inquests, and Police
Sutton Sharpe � [Testimony... Concerning Chancery] (1840)
A Chancery Bone of Contention (Punch, 1852)
[A Review of Bleak House] (Eclectic Review, 1853)
[Cross-Examination of a Witness] (Examiner, 1850)
Charles Dickens � [A Police-Conducted Tour of a Slum] (Household Words, 1851)

George Brimley � [A Review of Bleak House in the Spectator]
[Anonymous Review of Bleak House in the Examiner]
G.K. Chesterton � [Characters in Bleak House]
George Ford � [A Note on Bleak House and Kafka]
J. Hillis Miller � [The World of Bleak House]
A.O.J. Cockshut � [Order and Madness in Bleak House]
W.J. Harvey � [The Double Narrative of Bleak House]
H.M. Daleski � [Transformation in a Sick Society]
Ian Ousby � The Broken Glass: Vision and Comprehension in Bleak House
"This is the second book by Dickens I have read so far, but it will not be the last. "Bleak House" is long, tightly plotted, wonderfully descriptive, and full of memorable characters. Dickens has written a vast story centered on the Jarndyce inheritance, and masterly manages the switches between third person omniscient narrator and first person limited narrator. His main character Esther never quite convinces me of her all-around goodness, but the novel is so well-written that I just took Esther as she was described and ran along with the story. In this book a poor boy (Jo) will be literally chased from places of refuge and thus provide Dickens with one of his most powerful ways to indict a system that was particularly cruel to children. Mr. Skimpole, pretending not to be interested in money; Mr. Jarndyce, generous and good; Richard, stupid and blind; the memorable Dedlocks, and My Lady Dedlock's secret being uncovered by the sinister Mr. Tulkinghorn; Mrs. Jellyby and her telescopic philanthropy; the Ironmaster described in Chapter 28, presenting quite a different view of industralization than that shown by Dickens in his next work, "Hard Times." Here is a veritable cosmos of people, neighbors, friends, enemies, lovers, rivals, sinners, and saints, and Dickens proves himself a true master at describing their lives and the environment they dwell in. There are landmark chapters: Chapter One must be the best description of a dismal city under attack by dismal weather and tightly tied by perfectly dismal laws, where the Lord Chancellor sits eternally in Lincoln's Inn Hall. Chapter 32 has one of the eeriest scenes ever written, with suspicious smoke, greasy and reeking, as a prelude to a grisly discovery. Chapter 47 is when Jo cannot "move along" anymore. This Norton Critical is perhaps the best edition of "Bleak House" so far: the footnotes help a lot, and the two Introductions are key to understanding the Law system at the time the action takes place, plus Dickens' interest in this particular topic. To round everything off, read also the criticism of our contemporaries, as well as that of Dickens' time. "Bleak House" is a long, complex novel that opens a window for us to another world. It is never boring and, appearances to the contrary, is not bleak. Enjoy."
"I had only two weeks (the Winter break) to read Bleak House before classes started and, at first, I confess I was scared with the size of the book and the little time I had to go through it. It was with much joy that I found in Bleak House one of Dickens greatest books. The rich and detailed description passages, the amazing characters, the many interesting plots and Dickens irony and fine humor made me feel sad when I was over its 900 pages. I plan to read it again soon. A must for any lawyer or Dickens admirer. "

"Norton critical editions are typically of amazing quality, and Dickens' Bleak House is no exception. The additional materials are some of the most helpful I've seen in a Norton CE: maps, drafts, and illustrations, in addition to plenty of historical background and factual supplement. The complex structure of the Chancery and the law jargon are illuminated by the textual notes. Bleak House comes alive in its original context. "

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