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Bleak House is generally regarded as one of Dickens

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Bleak House  is generally regarded as one of Dickens' most impressive novels and a masterpiece of  world literature, though not one of the greatest novels of all time. This acclaim does not mean that  the book is flawless; it means that despite imperfections,  Bleak House  is still widely read and  enjoyed. Some readers agree with G. K. Chesterton, who says that there is a certain monotony  about the book: "the artistic . . . unity . . . is satisfying, almost suffocating. There is the  motif  and  again the  motif. " The book has also been faulted for having so many characters and lines of action  (plots and subplots) that the intensity of the main action is diluted. Another charge is that none of the  major characters is a fully developed, lifelike, and interesting figure. About such indictments, readers  have to make up their own minds.
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