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Study Guide: Great Expectations: Context

Study Guide: Great Expectations


Great Expectations was the next-to-last novel of one of the greatest writers of the 19th century, Charles Dickens. It was published when Dickens was at his prime, and after all the experiences that developed his style and skills. It is a brilliant, intricate and perfectly crafted novel.

To understand the context of Great Expectations, you need to know about Dickens, 19th-century novels, and his writing style.

Charles Dickens

These facts about Dickens will help you to better understand Great Expectations.

  1. When he was 12, his father was imprisoned for debt.
  2. While his father was in prison, Dickens was sent to work in a boot-blacking factory.
  3. Even when his father came out of prison, Dickens' mother made him continue working in the factory - for which he never forgave her read more...

Background Information

This is a  mini - movie on the background and context that surround Great Expectations.

Context Analysis

Great Expectations - Movie

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