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Questions tagged [great-expectations]

Questions related to Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations (1860 – 1861), the author's penultimate completed novel. It is a bildungsroman about the personal development of the orphan Philip Pirrip, nicknamed Pip. Use this tag with the [charles-dickens] tag.

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Where did Charles Dickens come up with the name “Magwitch”?

One of the key characters in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" is a person named Abel Magwitch. "Magwitch" doesn't appear to be an existing name, nor does it seem to be a word with a different ...
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In Great Expectations, who is the man at the pub in Chapter Ten?

In Chapter 10 of Dickens's Great Expectations, Pip goes to the pub to find Joe, as told by his sister. When he enters the pub, Joe and Mr. Wopsle are sitting at a table next to a mysterious man: He ...