Bleak House - Chapter 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9-12 Summary

Esther thinks Richard is too restless. She concludes her discussion with Ada of his profession that he may continue his childhood interests in sea. The idea appeals to Richard and Mr. Jarndyce asks his distant relation, great Sir Leicester Dedlock, about assistance. No indication of such help is given in reply. Richard is ready to advance his career on his own, expressing his anticipation of obtaining a positive result in the Jarndyce and Jarndyce suit.

Their impetuous, loud, yet gentle and sturdy neighbor, who is also Mr. Jarndyce's schoolmate, Mr. Lawrence Boythorn visits them. Sir Leicester and Mr. Boythorn are suing each other for trespass. Once engaged to Lady Dedlock's sister, he was turned down and remained a bachelor. Mr. Guppy arrives in connection with Boythorn's suit and asks Esther to marry him after stating the details of his financial position...

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