Tom Jarndyce is the grandfather of Richard Carstone and Ada Clare and the uncle of Mr. Jarndyce. Tom Jarndyce famously tried to solve Jarndyce and Jarndyce but went mad while he waited for a verdict and shot himself in the head outside of the court. He lived in Bleak House before Mr. Jarndyce inherited it.
Tom Jarndyce Character Timeline in Bleak House
The timeline below shows where the character Tom Jarndyce appears in Bleak House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...live “in an unfinished house.” Esther recalls Miss Flite’s words and the story of old Tom Jarndyce . Esther tries to remind him of Mr. Jarndyce’s warning, but Richard scoffs when he... (full context)