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    Bleak House is the story of Esther Summerson and a vast ensemble of supporting characters set in and around the country estate of Bleak House in 1842. Esther, born to a disengaged and dysfunctional family, struggles with her self-esteem and is surrounded by various peers and inferiors pursuing their own goals. The novel grapples with Victorian social conventions and with the difficulties faced by young women without the protection of good families.