Charles Dickens: Great Expectations (2776 words)

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The first publication of Great Expectations in All The Year Round, Volume 4, Number 84. 1st December 1860

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 …

Citation:
Moore, Grace. "Great Expectations". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 December 2004
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=4892, accessed 24 July 2017.]


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