Instalments

Great Expectations was published in weekly instalments in Charles Dickens’s own magazine, All The Year Round. Complete editions of this journal and Dickens’s previous magazine, Household Words, are now available online, thanks to the Univeristy of Buckingham’s Dickens Journals Online project. Even if you think of yourself as a general reader rather than a Dickens student, you might like to have a look at the original appearance of these immensely popular publications:

Dickens Journals Online

But for convenience, any edition of Great Expectations will do. The list below is not linked to an online text; it is merely a guide to illustrate how a modern edition splits into the instalments.

1 December 1860: chapters 1 and 2

8 December 1860: chapters 3 and 4

15 December 1860: chapter 5

22 December 1860: chapters 6 and 7

29 December 1860: chapter 8

5 January 1861: chapters 9 and 10

12 January 1861: chapter 11

19 January 1861: chapters 12 and 13

26 January 1861: chapters 14 and 15

2 February 1861: chapters 16 and 17

9 February 1861: chapter 18

16 February 1861: chapter 19

23 February 1861: chapters 20 and 21

2 March: 1861: chapter 22

 9 March: 1861: chapters 23 and 24

16 March: 1861: chapters 25 and 26

23 March: 1861: chapters 27 and 28

30 March: 1861: chapter 29

6 April 1861: chapters 30 and 31

13 April 1861: chapters 32 and 33

20 April 1861: chapters 34 and 35

27 April 1861: chapters 36 and 37

4 May 1861: chapter 38

11 May 1861: chapter 39

18 May 1861: chapter 40

25 May 1861: chapters 41 and 42

1 June 1861: chapters 43 and 44

8 June 1861: chapters 45 and 46

15 June 1861: chapters 47 and 48

22 June 1861: chapters 49 and 50

29 June 1861: chapters 51 and 52

6 July 1861: chapter 53

13 July 1861: chapter 54

20 July 1861: chapter 55 and 56

27 July 1861: chapter 57

3 August 1861: chapters 58 and 59

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2 Responses to “Instalments”
  1. Rob Illingworth says:

    Here are the web-links for the digitised version of the weekly journal- All the Year Round (including the serialised parts of Great Expectations.)

    http://www.archive.org/details/allyearround04dick

    (including chapters 1-28 of Great Expectations.)

    http://www.archive.org/details/allyearround05dick

    (including chapters 29-59 of Great Expectations.)

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