A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Charles Dickens’s Bleak House, said to be one of Dickens’s most powerful novels due to the way it challenged Britain's court system and caused legal reform in the 1870s.
As an 1830 novel set in London, Bleak House unveils a different way of life where the court system is corrupt and ruled by the affluent. Moreover, the struggles throughout the story highlight the love between the characters and the push for a change in the legal system.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (; 7 February 1812– 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.