Miss Havisham

Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter and Miss Havisham on film

Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson) 'Great Expectations' Costume designed by Annie Symons.

Workhouse Boys, 1909

Workhouse for boys early my grandfather would have went to something similar in the George Hill 1886 to

This site discusses the themes and motifs and trends in Dickens' work. These include: social injustice, especially for the poverty stricken young; the corrupting influence of wealth; hope; the strength and power of strong human relationships...

This site discusses the themes and motifs and trends in Dickens' work. These include: social injustice, especially for the poverty stricken young; the corrupting influence of wealth; the strength and power of strong human relationships.

Charles Dickens

Thousands of online books, this link is to Charles Dickens books

Hackney Brentwood school, 1908

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old photograph of Niddry Castle near Winchburgh in West Lothian, Scotland. This Scottish castle was built around 1500 by Lord Seton. Mary Queen of Scots, stayed here on 2 May after her escape from captivity in Loch Leven Castle

pip great expectations

Top 20 Victorian Era British Movies Ever Made - PopOptiq

pip great expectations

Character/Point of View: Pip begins the story as a young orphan boy raised by his sister and brother-in-law. Pip is passionate, romantic, and somewhat unrealistic at heart

TASK 1: Use the information in these pages to create a potential schedule showing how a day might pass in the life of a work-house occupant.  TASK 2: Use the information in these pages to write a piece of travel writing as if you were a journalist visiting the workhouses for the first time.

Industrialisation had a dramatic effect upon all aspects of Victorian life. Paul Schlicke examines how it led to the growth of commercial entertainment and the presence of these new cultural forms in the novels of Charles Dickens.

bleak house

bleak house

Q1) Why do you think Dickens had such a fascination with the workhouses?    ..  ..  ..  ..  Q2) What sort of jobs did the occupants of the workhouses have to carry out?

John Mullan discusses wealth & poverty in Dickens's novels

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