Quotations from the Charles Dickens novel Bleak House.
Background. "It’s about a will and the trusts under a will—or it was once. It’s about nothing but costs now." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils caused by long, drawn-out legal cases in the Court of Chancery. Context. Quotation said by the character John Jarndyce, talking to Esther. Mr. Jarndyce is guardian to Richard, Ada, and Esther, and owner of Bleak House. Jarndyce [...]