In this video, Amber and Adam discuss the publication history of ‘Great Expectations’, its serialisation in ‘All The Year Round’ and various changes made across different editions. What impact did serialisation have upon the writing and reception of the novel? When did it first appear as a book? And what challenges are posed by textual variants?
The video concludes with a discussion of three different endings to the novel produced during Dickens’s lifetime: the manuscript version, the serialisation, and the revised Library Edition of 1862.