Great Expectations

Great Expectation by Charles Dickens

38.  Dickens wrote in serial form, and set a new standard in the 19th century for these instalments.  Writing in serial form was beneficial to Dickens.  What did writing serially allow Dickens to do? __________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

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As more people could afford to buy fiction, publishers knew they could both hook readers and advertise in installments. Dickens favored the intimacy that installments would bring to his work. He also found he could change installments should he decide adjustments to the story beneficial.