Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House contains myriad plots and subplots, the foremost of these being the absurdity of a legal case that seems to have no purpose but to line the pockets of lawyers.
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Sherlock Holmes and his predecessor, Edgar Allan Poe's Auguste Dupin, were always fantasy detectives. Their powers of deduction often bordered on the ...
The message of Bleak House is that a lawsuit is the end of reason and not as we presuppose, the beginning of reasoned argument.
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