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.
BROWNE, ILLUSTRATOR OF BLEAK HOUSE
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.
and His Illustrators
Good overview by David Purdue.
Discussion of "Phiz" and Dickens, from the Victorian Web,
by George Landow.
Shows you where you can find more illustrations by HK Browne online.
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.
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.
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).
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.
INFORMATION ON DICKENS
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.
Dickens on the Victorian Web
The Victorian Web's Charles Dickens. Some of the pages seem unfinished
but the biography and illustrations are useful.
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
IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD ENOUGH
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.
ESSAYS on the web
on the Twin Narratives of Bleak House