Bleak House - Chapter 29-32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29-32 Summary

As Sir Leicester reads a letter about the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case to Lady Dedlock, their servant Mercury announces that Mr. Guppy has arrived. Mr. Guppy reveals to Lady Dedlock that he noticed the resemblance between her and Esther. He knows about Nemo as the father of Esther Summerson, whose real name is Esther Hawdon, and of letters written by him that he is going to get. If she is interested, he can bring them. He is mainly motivated by bettering his chances with Esther. Lady Dedlock is shocked by the revelation that her child she thought was dead is alive.

In Chapter 30 Mr. Jarndyce invites Allan's mother, Mrs. Woodcourt. She tells Esther about her son's relations that include the connection with the king himself. She has a good opinion of Esther but thinks she will marry someone older and rich...

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