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By Charles Dickens

Bleak condominium opens within the twilight of foggy London, the place fog grips town such a lot densely within the courtroom of Chancery. The vague case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, during which an inheritance is progressively gobbled by way of criminal charges, the romance of Esther Summerson and the secrets and techniques of her starting place, the sleuthing of Detective Inspector Bucket and the destiny of Jo the crossing-sweeper, those are the various lives Dickens invokes to painting London society, wealthy and negative, as no different novelist has performed. Bleak apartment, in its surroundings, symbolism and luxurious bleak comedy, is usually considered as the easiest of Dickens. A 'great Victorian novel', it's so artistic in its competing plots and types that it eludes interpretation.

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The noble Umbopa舗s prose cadences seem to prefigure the style of Ernest Hemingway. Yet elsewhere the ancient, evil African crone Gagaoola intones: 舠Blood! blood! blood! rivers of blood; blood everywhere ... Footsteps! footsteps! footsteps! the tread of the white man coming from afar舡 (p. 100). The thrice-repeated rhythmic incantations are comparable to the Civil War tune, 舠Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The boys are marching,舡 by George Frederick Root (1820-1895), as well as ballads by Haggard舗s friend Rudyard Kipling, like 舠Gunga Din舡: 舠It was 舖Din!

His work was often in the service of the British government, which honored him with a knighthood in 1912 and made him a Knight Commander of the British Empire in 1919. Haggard authored more than fifty works of fiction and nonfiction in his lifetime. His psychologically complex novels about distant lands influenced writers from Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung to Joseph Conrad, C. S. Lewis, and Henry Miller. H. Rider Haggard died on May 14, 1925, in London. The World of H. Rider Haggard and King Solomon舗s Mines 1856Henry Rider Haggard is born the eighth of ten children on June 22 in Norfolk, England.

Haggard authored more than fifty works of fiction and nonfiction in his lifetime. His psychologically complex novels about distant lands influenced writers from Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung to Joseph Conrad, C. S. Lewis, and Henry Miller. H. Rider Haggard died on May 14, 1925, in London. The World of H. Rider Haggard and King Solomon舗s Mines 1856Henry Rider Haggard is born the eighth of ten children on June 22 in Norfolk, England. His father, William, is a country squire and barrister; his mother, Ella Doveton, is an amateur writer who was raised in India.

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