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Dickens Search Works
Dickens SearchWorks® locates words and phrases in Bleak House. Simply type a word or phrase in the search box below and click "search." Dickens SearchWorks will provide you with the book, chapter, and context within which the word or phrase appears. Great tool for looking up the first time a character appears or finding quotes.


H.K. BROWNE, ILLUSTRATOR OF BLEAK HOUSE

The Cover of Bleak House
See the cover of Bleak House, an illustration by Hablot Knight Browne, aka "Phiz," the famous Victorian illustrator who illustrated several Dickens novels and contributed to many journals, including Punch.

Dickens and His Illustrators
Good overview by David Purdue.

Phiz
Discussion of "Phiz" and Dickens, from the Victorian Web, by George Landow.

ArtCyclopedia
Shows you where you can find more illustrations by HK Browne online.


VICTORIAN LONDON

Strolling: A Virtual Tour of Present-Day London
This nifty site allows you to take a virtual tour of London. Explore the Lincoln's Inn map to see what Lincoln's Inn Fields and Lincoln's Inn look like. Then move left to explore Holburn. It might take a little patience to figure out the mouse-work.

Lincoln's Inn Courts
Homepage for present-day Lincoln's Inn. The virtual tour will show you the front gate, the gardens, and busts and portraits of previous Lords. Requires some patience to load.

The Charles Dickens Page: London
David Purdue's description and Map of London during Dickens' time. The map footnotes sites that make an appearance in Bleak House, and contains links to the 1859 map of John Snow's London (below).

Map of John Snow's London, 1859.
This site, dedicated to the Victorian epidemiologist John Snow, details London during 1869. Note Lincoln's Inn, Blackfriar's Bridge, Leicester Square (home of the Shooting Gallery), and other sites from the novel. You might also want to explore the site for its insight on Victorian cholera outbreaks. Maintained by UCLA Epidemiology.


GENERAL INFORMATION ON DICKENS

The Charles Dickens Page
This excellent site, created and maintained by David Purdue,an employee of the US Geological Survey. It includes an index of Dickens's major characters, a summary of Bleak House, and a map of Dickens' London.

Charles Dickens on the Victorian Web
The Victorian Web's Charles Dickens. Some of the pages seem unfinished but the biography and illustrations are useful.


DON'T GIVE UP

Marathon Reading
When you get tired of reading Bleak House, visit this page. Even Captain Janeway (you know, Starship Voyager?) appreciates this classic of English Literature. At lease you don'thave had to read it out loud!


OR, IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD ENOUGH

The Quincunx
You might want to read The Qunicunx by Charles Palliser, a recent novel (1991) that intertwines Bleak House, George Eliot's Felix Holt, and other Victorian novels into a new narrative about inheritance, mystery, property, homelessness, education, disease, burial grounds, and other Dickensian concerns--just as long, complicated, funny, and fasincating as Bleak House. A real tribute to Dickens and some readers like it even better.


ACADEMIC ESSAYS on the web

Essay on the Twin Narratives of Bleak House


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