See a list of novels and short stories by Dickens. Dickens worked a very serious subject into comedic Pickwick Papers, that of the injustice of the justice system.
Plot summary[ edit ] On Christmas Eve, around Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings.
Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file. Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy.
During Christmas Dinner that evening, at the moment Pip's theft is about to be discovered, soldiers arrive and ask Joe to repair some shackles. Joe and Pip accompany them as they recapture the convict who is fighting with another escaped convict. The first convict confesses to stealing food from the smithy.
Fraser A year or two later, Miss Havishama wealthy spinster who still wears her old wedding dress and lives as a recluse in the dilapidated Satis Houseasks Mr Pumblechook, a relation of the Gargery's, to find a boy to visit her.
Pip visits Miss Havisham and falls in love with her adopted daughter Estella. Estella remains aloof and hostile to Pip, which Miss Havisham encourages. Pip visits Miss Havisham regularly, until he is old enough to learn a trade.
When Pip and Joe are away from the house, Mrs Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work. Orlick is suspected of the attack. Mrs Joe becomes kind-hearted after the attack. Pip's former schoolmate Biddy joins the household to help with her care.
Brock Four years into Pip's apprenticeship, Mr Jaggers, a lawyer, tells him that he has been provided with money, from an anonymous benefactor, so that he can become a gentleman.
Pip is to leave for London, but presuming that Miss Havisham is his benefactor, he first visits her.
Herbert and Pip have previously met at Satis Hall, where Herbert was rejected as a playmate for Estella. Pip meets fellow pupils, Bentley Drummle, a brute of a man from a wealthy noble family, and Startop, who is agreeable.
Jaggers disburses the money Pip needs. Pip returns there to meet Estella and is encouraged by Miss Havisham, but he avoids visiting Joe. He is disquieted to see Orlick now in service to Miss Havisham.The bibliography of Charles Dickens (–70) includes more than a dozen major novels, a large number of short stories (including Christmas-themed stories and ghost stories), several plays, several non-fiction books, and individual essays and initiativeblog.coms's novels were serialized initially in weekly or monthly magazines, then reprinted in standard book formats.
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As he recalled to John Forster (from The Life of Charles Dickens): Dickens published well over a dozen major novels and novellas, a large number of short stories, including a number of Christmas-themed stories, a handful of plays, and several non-fiction books.
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