Television scriptwriter Tony Jordan examines Charles Dickens's novel "Great Expectations." He visits the Kent marshes of Dickens's childhood and the museum that houses Dickens's original manuscript. During his travels, he discusses the edited ending of "Great Expectations" with Dr. Holly Furneaux. At Gad's Hill Place where Dickens lived in 1856, they discuss the hidden affair that may have influenced the tragic tone and edited ending of his famous novel. Part of "The Secret Life of Books" series.
Excellent program to provide enrichment and background knowledge for students studying classics as well as others who want to expand their knowledge of classic literature.