Scene from Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1852-1853. This novel contains a satire on the iniquities of the Court of Chancery, and the misery and ruin it brought to those it was supposed to protect. Here the haughty Lady Dedlock is visited by her cunning old lawyer Tulkinghorn. He discovers that before her marriage she had a daughter and he threatens to reveal her secret to her husband. From Bleak House by Charles Dickens. (London, 1852-1853).
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