Saturday, April 25, 2009

World Book Day Giveaway

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a little surprise in honor of World Book Day. I've decided to copy the people of Catalonia, Spain and give a book to someone I love. And of course, I love all of you readers. So, I have a brand new copy of Charles Dickens' Bleak House (Signet Classics Edition) to give to one lucky blog reader.

Bleak House is my favorite Dickens work, so far. To me, it combines all of Dickens' best qualities. From his descriptive writing and his memorable characters to his crusading message and intricate plot, it is a story that mesmerized me from the very beginning. Though not as well known as his other works like Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities, Bleak House is a must read for any Dickens lover as well as those who have seen the wonderful 2006 BBC production. Here is how Signet Classics describes the story:

"Bleak House opens in a London shrouded by an all-pervading fog-a fog that swirls around the Court of Chancery, where lawyers are enriching themselves in endless litigation over a dwindling inheritance. Considered one of Dickens' greatest works, Bleak House scathingly portrays his belief: 'The one great principle of the English law is to make business for itself.' His genius for characterization, dramatic construction, social satire, and poetic evocation is memorably evidenced in this work as in no other. Peopled with characters both comic and tragic-including one of literature's first detectives and a case of spontaneous human combustion-in settings ranging from the mansion of a fear-haunted noblewoman to the squalor of the London slums, this superb narrative was hailed by Edmund Wilson as a 'masterpiece'."

It is very easy to enter. Simply leave me a comment in this post stating that you would like to be entered in this contest. You can be entered a second time by posting about this giveaway on your blog and leaving me another comment stating that you have done so. I will then randomly select a name (i.e. draw one out of a hat) and announce them next week. You have until 11:00pm EST Saturday, May 9 to enter. Good luck to everyone!

*Note: Due to shipping rates, I will only be shipping to readers in the Continental US. Thank you!

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