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Bleak House / by Charles Dickens.

By: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Contributor(s): Project Gutenberg.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Salt Lake City : Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, 1997Description: 1 online resource : multiple file formats.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Young women -- Fiction | Domestic fiction | Guardian and ward -- Fiction | Illegitimate children -- Fiction | Legal stories | London (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Online resources: Click here to access a downloadable ebook. | Click here for HTML | Click here for EPUB | Click here for Kindle | Click here for Plain Text Summary: With their estate entangled in an interminable legal case, the young wards of the court Richard Carstone and Ada Clare are taken into the benevolent care of the kindly John Jarndyce. Ada's companion, the gentle and good-hearted Esther Summerson, is devoted to the old man and, although she loves another, becomes betrothed to him. But behind Esther's supposed orphan past lies a dark secret that leads tragically to deceit, blackmail and murder. And as the endless lawsuit erodes their inheritance, the happiness that Richard and Ada have found in each other is brought into desperate jeopardy.
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With their estate entangled in an interminable legal case, the young wards of the court Richard Carstone and Ada Clare are taken into the benevolent care of the kindly John Jarndyce. Ada's companion, the gentle and good-hearted Esther Summerson, is devoted to the old man and, although she loves another, becomes betrothed to him. But behind Esther's supposed orphan past lies a dark secret that leads tragically to deceit, blackmail and murder. And as the endless lawsuit erodes their inheritance, the happiness that Richard and Ada have found in each other is brought into desperate jeopardy.

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