“What the rest of Great Expectations shows is that having Christmas lasting all the way through your life might not be a good thing. Having a Santa Claus figure who keeps throwing gifts and money at you when they’re not necessarily wanted or deserved might be a handicap.”
Dickens and Christmas
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Literary Scholar
“It is one of the most perfect novels ever written.”
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Jenny Hartley, Biographer
“It’s a prime example of a good analysis, because Pip comes to see where he has been blind, where his moral values have gone wonky”
Salley Vickers, Novelist
“It is a novel not just about survival of the fittest. It is also a novel about the ways in which you make your way in the world, and how it is that you can reach a place in life which is different from where you started.”
John Sutherland, Literary Scholar
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