This interactive app allows you to follow four famous Dickens characters (including Magwitch from Great Expectations) through key London locations.
A short article describing the historical context around prisons, criminals, and convicts during the lifetime of Charles Dickens.
A short article exploring the context of social class in Victorian England. Includes images from original and early editions of the novel.
A short essay from earlier in Dickens’s career wherein he explores his fascination with the criminal justice system.
Text of an essay by George Orwell describing what he sees as the strengths and weaknesses of Dickens as an author.
Biographer Claire Tomalin talks to Harriett Gilbert about Great Expectations.
Discussing with Mike Newell and Jeremy Irvine about their 2012 film adaptation of Great Expectations.