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Suggestions for Further Reading

Bloom, Harold, ed. Charles Dickens: Bloom’s BioCritiques. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2002.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations: Modern Critical Interpretations. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2000.

Chesterton, G. K. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens. North Yorkshire, UK: House of Stratus, 2001.

Collins, Philip. Dickens and Education. New York: St. Martins, 1963.

Leavis, F. R., and Q. D. Leavis. Dickens the Novelist. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1979.

Tredell, Nicolas, ed. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.

Manning, Sylvia Bank. Dickens as Satirist. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1971.

Wilson, Angus. The World of Charles Dickens. New York: Viking, 1970.

Wilson, Edmund. The Wound and the Bow: Seven Studies in Literature. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1997.

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The Ending

by mdd07c, September 16, 2012

So do Pip and Estella end up marrying each other? The language seems ambiguous and there is no mention of whether they do or not in this sparknotes!


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by shoomate, September 18, 2012

In the original ending, they did not get together. Estella got remarried after Dummle died, and thought Joe and Biddy's son was Pip's son, and Pip didn't correct her. In the second and final ending, Estella and Pip reunite in the garden, and it says "there was no shadow of another parting from her", basically meaning they got together. It doesn't tell the reader 100% that they got married or anything, but it is highly likely they did in this ending.


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great expectations

by nthuteng, September 25, 2012

so what is the significance of Newgate for Pip's development from childhood to the end of the novel? and how does the narrator uses manners to comment on moral awareness


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