Bleak House’s Veiled Performances

Women, veils, and public performance in Bleak House.

lady-dedlockBleak House remains, easily, one of my favorite novels. It’s certainly my favorite Dickens work. The last time I read it, the book gave rise to a fun research topic: how do various characters engage with women wearing veils? You can read the essay, “Veiled Ladies: Fashion and Bleak House’s Inscrutable Women,” here.


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