Unaware of her past, Esther arrives in John Jarndyce�s house as his ward. She becomes good friends with Jarndyce�s distant cousins, Ada and Richard. Richard marries Ada secretly, but his obsession with the epic case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce destroys him. He fights a long court battle to claim his inheritance, losing his health, wealth, happiness and peace of mind. Will Richard emerge victorious in a court case which is a family curse? Bleak House�considered one of the best novels by Charles Dickens� is an extraordinary classic that not only presents the importance of human values and relationships but also throws light on the British judicial system of the time.