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Bleak House is Dickens's ninth novel and was published serially between 1852-53. Hablot Knight Browne ('Phiz'), provided the illustrations which are notable for containing ten 'dark plates' (see Dombey and Son for a brief description of this technique), that evoke an atmosphere of desolation, isolation and general foreboding, reflecting Dickens's thematic preoccupations in the novel. The illustrations below are taken from the 'Biographical Edition' of Dickens's works (1902-1903) and reproduce Browne's original illustrations.

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