I was browsing through my Facebook home page and I found this link (provided by Charles Dickens’s fan page). Dickens’s best novel? I had to see what they thought it was. Bleak House. (It isn’t singularly Bleak House, you have to read all six opinions about David Copperfield, Little Dorrit, and Our Mutual Friend.) But Bleak House being the only novel out of the four that I have read, and one of my favourite books, I had to discuss this.
I do think the novel has a brilliantly intricate plot, many diverse characters, which all have their small contributions to the main story line,amazing language, and pacing, and timing, and the overall layout: all of this makes it a Dickensian masterpiece! I cannot say I agree or disagree that Bleak House is his best novel (as I haven’t read all his works), but I am leaning towards “agree”, of course.
What do you think is Dickens’s best novel? Do you think it is even possible to determine a “best novel”?