We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
GO TO SAT PREP GO TO ACT PREP
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

  

by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations Chapter 46 Summary

READ THE BOOK: Chapter 46
  • Pip gets lost trying to locate Clara's building, but he eventually finds it.
  • As soon as Pip goes inside, he hears growling noises—it's Clara's dad, a mean alcoholic with gout.
  • Clara is really pretty, and she and Herbert obviously looooove each other.
  • Pip is also totally warming up to Magwitch. They won't be able to see each other or talk very often, but Herbert will communicate between them.
  • Magwitch/Provis goes by a new name: Mr. Campbell.
  • Pip and Herbert hatch a plan to get Magwitch out of town. It's fairly elaborate: Pip will start rowing a LOT, making it a habit, so that one day, when Pip rows by Mill Pond Bank, he can pick Magwitch up and the two can row away to a big ship that will take them to another country.
  • Pip likes this idea, but he can't shake the feeling that he's being watched.
READ THE BOOK: Chapter 46

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement