Influences of Dickens’ “Great Expectations”


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Influences of Dickens’ "Great Expectations"
First published in serial form by Charles Dickens during the years of 1860 and 1861, Great Expectations was one of several novels in which Dickens described personal relationships, human behavior and life in England, much as he had experienced it while growing up during the Industrial Revolution. Also writing during the Victorian Era he exposed the educated and middle class members of society to a part of English life that they generally ignored or attempted to avoid. While some critics have charged that Dickens’ Great Expectations was an early form of “sensationalism” it is easy to see that it is far more and that compared to more modern formats, it was in fact quite tame and traditional in its...
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