The story, while set in the early part of the s, was written in during the Victorian era that began with the coronation of Queen Victoria in and lasted until her death in Virtues emphasized at that time included integrity, respectability, a sense of public duty, and maintaining a close-knit family. The period of the novel was a time of change.
Plot summary[ edit ] On Christmas Eve, around Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings.
Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file. Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy.
Joe and Pip accompany them as they recapture the convict who is fighting with another escaped convict. The first convict confesses to stealing food from the smithy.
Pip visits Miss Havisham and falls in love with her adopted daughter Estella. Estella remains aloof and hostile to Pip, which Miss Havisham encourages.
Pip visits Miss Havisham regularly, until he is old enough to learn a trade. When Pip and Joe are away from the house, Mrs Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work.
Orlick is suspected of the attack. Mrs Joe becomes kind-hearted after the attack.
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Pip is to leave for London, but presuming that Miss Havisham is his benefactor, he first visits her. Herbert and Pip have previously met at Satis Hall, where Herbert was rejected as a playmate for Estella.
Pip meets fellow pupils, Bentley Drummle, a brute of a man from a wealthy noble family, and Startop, who is agreeable.
Jaggers disburses the money Pip needs. Pip returns there to meet Estella and is encouraged by Miss Havisham, but he avoids visiting Joe. He is disquieted to see Orlick now in service to Miss Havisham. Back in London, Pip and Herbert exchange their romantic secrets: Pip adores Estella and Herbert is engaged to Clara.
Pip meets Estella when she is sent to Richmond to be introduced into society. Mrs Joe dies and Pip returns to his village for the funeral. Pip takes Estella to Satis House. Later, at an Assembly Ball in Richmond, Pip witnesses Estella meeting Bentley Drummle and warns her about him; she replies that she has no qualms about entrapping him.
He has become wealthy after gaining his freedom there, but cannot return to England. However, he returns to see Pip, who was the motivation for all his success.
Pip is shocked, and stops taking money from him. Pip accuses Miss Havisham of misleading him about his benefactor. She admits to doing so, but says that her plan was to annoy her relatives.
Pip declares his love to Estella, who, coldly, tells him that she plans on marrying Drummle. Heartbroken, Pip walks back to London, where Wemmick warns him that Compeyson is seeking him.
She also tells Pip that Estella is now married. As Pip is about to leave, Miss Havisham accidentally sets her dress on fire. Pip saves her, injuring himself in the process. She eventually dies from her injuries, lamenting her manipulation of Estella and Pip.A Christmas Carol has , ratings and 13, reviews.
Bookdragon Sean said: I read this every year at Christmas, and I always will do. Simply because.
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In Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Pip's life is defined by tragedy. Raised an orphan by his abusive older sister, Pip is beaten, ridiculed, and unwanted for much of his life. If you are a teacher searching for educational material, please visit PBS LearningMedia for a wide range of free digital resources spanning preschool through 12th grade.
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The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1.