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Written on: 03/08/2009 by Janet Lewison (43 reviews written)
Like so many relationships, Bleak House begins in the fog:
'Fog everywhere. Fog up the river...fog down the river...chance people on the bridges...with fog all round them.'
Repetition breeds a delicious sensory pleasure. This is Dickens's incantatory requiem to visual perception. Indeed our perceptions of the real are under review. This marked investment in temporary blindness is a metaphor for the secrecy and moral misjudgement that contaminates the novel on all levels. For Bleak House is… Read Full Review
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