Charles Dickens's Great Expectations was published in
thirty-six weekly installments in Dickens's journal All the
Year Round between 1860 and 1861. The first part appeared on
December 1st 1860 (contrary to Dickens's original intentions for
the work) in a bid to boost dwindling circulation figures. Charles
Lever's novel A Day's Ride: A Life's Romance had been the
journal's featured serial, but the story had received unfavourable
reviews and was not popular …
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Moore, Grace. "Great Expectations". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 December 2004
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