Bleak House - Chapter 48-52 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 48-52 Summary

Lady Dedlock wants to dismiss Rosa to spare her dealing with the scandal. Mr. Tulkinghorn does not approve of Rosa's departure, considering such act to be against the agreement between him and Lady Dedlock. Consequently, he is going to reveal her secret, but refuses to say when. Upon his return home, he is murdered.

Chapter 49 unveils Mrs. Bagnet's birthday. Her family gets ready to celebrate, and invites Mr. George. Upon proposing a toast, Mr. Bucket unexpectedly appears and joins them. He leaves with George, arresting him for the murder of Mr. Tulkinghorn. George has been seen at Mr. Tulkinghorn's place, and he admits he was there on the night of the murder.

In Chapter 50 Esther receives a short letter from Caddy Jellyby letting her know that she is sick. Caddy thinks she would feel better if Esther came to see her...

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