Great Books: Great Expectations

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Great Books
Discovery Channel School
Like Dickens' other stories, "Great Expectations" was published as a serial and was an instant hit. Authors, actors, and scholars discuss the many interpretations of Miss Havisham and Pip's desire to become a gentleman. A tour of real-life settings Dickens used in his novels and examples of how Pip's obsession with Estella and his changed relationship with Joe reflect the author's life and the British class system at the time.

Key features: teacher's guide and lesson plan, video index, thematic units, slide show.