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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 39 Summary

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Chapter 39 Summary

Pip is now twenty-three years old. Herbert has gone now ,and he reads a lot. An immense storm descends on London. During this momentous storm, a new episode begins in his young life as footsteps appear on his staircase. A man about sixty, with iron-gray hair and a head furrowed and bald, asks to be admitted to his home. Upon allowing the gentleman to sit down, he realizes that he is the convict that he helped in the marshes. Pip now learns his terrible secret. The convict is his secret benefactor. Expatriated from England, he has found work in Australia, where he has become rich through a variety of occupations. Pip is horrified at what he hears, but declines to let his true feelings be known. He is there at the risk of his life. He has come here to see Pip become a gentleman.

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