Bleak House read a long (10)
This is my last post for the Bleak House read a long. That's right, I have finished the book. This last section was chapters 60-67. These chapters were a bit sad, but not like last weeks. Esther is ill at the beginning of ch. 60, after the tragic death of her mother. She soon recovers and is once again the dependable Dame Durden. Mrs. Woodcourt comes to stay with them while she recovers. She is thrown into the company of Mr. Woodcourt (her crush) a lot. Mr. Woodcourt proposes to Esther, but of course she declines because of her engagement with Mr. Jarndcye. I felt sorry for Esther here. She did the right thing, but I so badly wanted her to have her hearts desire. Mr. Woodcourt still is looking after Richard. Poor Richard. He is so tormented by this case that it is literally killing him. Ada is as sweet as ever toward Richard. She hopes that her pregnancy will induce Richard to forget about this suit and focus on their future. One of the biggest surprises of all was when Mr. Jarndyce released Esther from their engagement and gave the gift of a home for her and Mr. Woodcourt. He is the best character with the biggest heart in this book. Richard passes away and Mr. Jarndyce offers his home once more to Ada. The only thing I would have changed about the ending is that Mr. Skimpole would get run over by a carriage. That man was seriously annoying. I am so glad that I read this book and I'm so glad that I finished it. Charles Dickens is a wonderful story teller but he rambles a bit. I had fun reading everyone's posts about this book. Thank you to The Zen Leaf for hosting this read a long. It was fun.