Bleak House Setting & Symbolism

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Lincoln's Inn Hall

A place where the Lord Chancellor sits.

Jarndyce and Jarndyce

A legal suit that goes on for years as lawyers are unable to resolve it—to the extent that it became a joke.


A place where it constantly rains, pursued by the fashionable.


Miss Donny's house and a boarding school attended by Esther.

Kenge and Carboy

An office made of gravestones in a churchyard outside cloisters.

Krook, Rag and Bottle Warehouse also called shop Chancery

A shop with another sign, Krook, Dealer in Marine Stores, as well as information on goods sold, belonging to Mr. Krook. The shop appeared to be in the legal area with ink bottles, law books, and letters.

Newgate Market

A market in London


A place on the way to Bleak House where horses were prepared for Esther, Ada, and Rick.

Bleak House

Bleak House was an old fashioned house owned by Mr. Jarndyce, located on the top of a hill. The house has three peaks in front, and a circular sweep that leads to the porch. The house is little but comfortable.

Chesney Wold

A house owned by Sir Leicester in Lincolnshire, where Sir Leicester and Lady Dedlock live with constant rain.

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