As you can see, Bleak House is the dying-est novels for named characters.
Obviously, if you really go by what was going on in the novel in general, A Tale of Two Cities, which has a huge part of its action take place in the middle of The Terror, really was set in the most murderous time.
Looking at this body count, I’d say Bleak House is the one that comes closest to accurate Victorian UK mortality. It was brutal, y’all.
Author(s): Mary Pat Campbell
Publication Date: 16 Mar 2022
Publication Site: STUMP at substack