He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand.

Background.

Great Expectations

itemHe was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand.” is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 11).

item Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.

 

Context.

item Description of the lawyer Mr. Jaggers by Pip, upon the first encounter of the two at Satis House.

item Taken from the following passage in Chapter 11 of Great Expectations:

He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand. He took my chin in his large hand and turned up my face to have a look at me by the light of the candle. He was prematurely bald on the top of his head, and had bushy black eyebrows that wouldn’t lie down but stood up bristling. His eyes were set very deep in his head, and were disagreeably sharp and suspicious. He had a large watch-chain, and strong black dots where his beard and whiskers would have been if he had let them. He was nothing to me, and I could have had no foresight then, that he ever would be anything to me, but it happened that I had this opportunity of observing him well.

 

 

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