Most of the action of Bleak House takes place in or near London

Most of the action of Bleak House takes place in or near London

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Most of the action of  Bleak House  takes place in or near London, around 1850. The London street  scenes are in the Holborn district (on the north bank of the Thames and very close to the river). The  depictions of neighborhoods, streets, buildings, working conditions, lighting, weather, dress and  deportment of persons, etc., are completely authentic. The fog remains the most famous fog in all  literature. Dense, long-lasting blankets of it, yellowish or yellow-brown with pollutants, were common  in the coal-burning London of Dickens' time — and later. The descriptions of the goings-on at the  Chancery Court are equally authentic, although Dickens provides only those details that support his  point. The Dedlocks' country estate at Chesney Wold is about 150 miles from London, in Lincolnshire, a  large agricultural county in east-central England. St. Albans, where John Jarndyce's Bleak House stands, is a small town; in 1850, it would have been 
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