Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Because John Dickens, the father of Charles Dickens, was arrested for debt, he was taken to Marshalsea Debtors' Prison.  This incarceration left Charles a virtual orphan who was forced to support himself at age twelve by working in a blacking warehouse where he labeled bottles for six shilling a week.  Like Pip who does not wish to be apprenticed to Joe, Charles Dickens resented having to work in this factory.  And, like Pip, Dickens was a sensitive boy who aspired to a world outside his reach.

As he grew older, Dickens took a job as a law...

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