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Great Expectations was the thirteenth novel from Victorian author Charles Dickens and first published between 1860 and 1861.

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We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Background. “We need never be ashamed of our tears” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 19). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quotation, said by the character Pip, is taken from the following passages of Chapter 19: I walked away at a good […]

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Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.

Background. “Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 27). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quote is said by Joe Gargery to Pip. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 27 of Great Expectations: […]

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Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.

Background.  “Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 2). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quotation is said by Pip‘s sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery. No first name is given in the book for his sister, […]

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While I was scared by the immensity of London, I think I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty.

Background. “While I was scared by the immensity of London, I think I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 20). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Have Your Say. Give […]

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I came into Smithfield; and the shameful place, being all asmear with filth and fat and blood and foam, seemed to stick to me.

Background. “I came into Smithfield; and the shameful place, being all asmear with filth and fat and blood and foam, seemed to stick to me” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 20). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context.  In this quotation, Charles Dickens is […]

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I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel.

Background. “I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 21). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Have Your […]

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