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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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What have I done! What have I done! What have I done!

Background. “What have I done! What have I done! What have I done!” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 49). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by Miss Havisham. Later on into the story of Great Expectations, Miss Havisham repents when Estella leaves […]

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I stole her heart away, and put ice in its place.

Background. “I stole her heart away, and put ice in its place.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 49). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by Miss Havisham. Later on into the story of Great Expectations, Miss Havisham repents when Estella leaves to […]

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I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.

Background. “I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 38). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation […]

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I began fully to know how wrecked I was.

Background. “I began fully to know how wrecked I was.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 39). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Pip reflects on how his ambitions have changed. he now finds himself harboring a wanted man, and his dreams of […]

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He washed his clients off, as if he were a surgeon or a dentist.

Background. “He washed his clients off, as if he were a surgeon or a dentist.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 26). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Quotation taken from the following passage at the beginning of Chapter 26 of Great Expectations: […]

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To judge from appearances, you’re out of luck.

Background. “To judge from appearances, you’re out of luck.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 42). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Quotation said by the villain Compeyson, as recalled by Abel Magwitch. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 42 of Great Expectations: […]

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Don’t commit yourself, and don’t commit any one. You understand—any one. Don’t tell me anything: I don’t want to know anything; I am not curious.

Background. “Don’t commit yourself, and don’t commit any one. You understand—any one. Don’t tell me anything: I don’t want to know anything; I am not curious.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 40). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Quotation said by the […]

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I was sent for life. It’s death to come back.

Background. “I was sent for life. It’s death to come back.” is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 39). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by the character Abel Magwitch. The convict Abel Magwitch returns to England after being transported to Australia […]

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He calls the knaves Jacks, this boy!

Background. “He calls the knaves Jacks, this boy!” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 8). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quote said by Estella to Pip. Pip, the narrator and main character of Great Expectations has started to pay visits to the […]

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