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by Charles Dickens

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Why does Pip live with his sister?

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Pip, the story's protagonist, lives with his sister and her husband, the blacksmith Joe Gargery, in a little cottage on the Romney Marshes in the county of Kent. Kent is known as "The Garden of England," but this part of Kent is renowned for its bleak, forbidding landscape, and provides the perfect backdrop to Pip's first fateful encounter with the escaped convict Abel Magwitch.

Pip is an orphan; both of his parents have long since departed and it...

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