Bleak House - Chapter 1
- I always look forward to reading the first
sentence of a novel. I was always taught that the opening
sentence of a novel, is the cornerstone of the story.
After reading Dickens' Tale of Two Cities, I was
looking forward to a "...best of times, it was the worst
of times..." type of opening in Bleak
House.<br><br>However, Dickens opens with, "Michaelmas Term lately over,
and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn
Hall." Not a real attention-grabber is
- In the introduction, I read that Henry James
prepared the "New York Edition" which was a collection of
his best works. Washington Square was not included.
The book was popular but he didn't think much of it.
Is this a book of any quality? I guess it is a bit
like a soap opera. Whatever its merit, I enjoyed it.
It was also quick to read and gave me time to
explore other books.