This photograph and illustration depict the birthplace of Charles Dickens in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on the south coast of England. They were both created in the 19th century. 1 Mile End Terrace was a modest but comfortable Regency terrace house. Born on 7 February 1812, Dickens lived at this address for a short time after his birth until his family moved to Hawke Street, also in Portsmouth.
The house still stands today as the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum.
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- Reproduction photograph of Dickens's birthplace at Portsmouth by Stephen Cribb [Reproduced from Frederic G. Kitton, Charles Dickens Pen and Pencil, Vol. I (London: Frank T. Sabin and John F. Dexter, 1890). p. 126]. [from the author's presentation copy of
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- Dex 316 - Vol I, part I
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- John Bowen
- The novel 1832–1880
The world of Great Expectations is one in which fortunes can be suddenly made and just as suddenly lost. Professor John Bowen explores how the novel’s characters negotiate and perform class in this atmosphere of social and financial instability.