CliffsNotes on Dickens' Great Expectations

At a Glance: Great Expectations

Written by: Charles Dickens

Type of Work: serial story turned novel

Genre: Victorian Literature; social commentary

Main Characters: Pip; Miss Havisham; Estella

First Published: 1860

Setting: Early 1800s; London and Kent

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