If you finish the book without caring for Joe quite deeply, pop in a thermometer: you may need defrosting.
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Six months into their relationship, she discovered that he was seeing half a dozen other women, one of whom he’d been stringing along for two years.
All of them had received the couch-spooning treatment.
Charles Green (1840-98) illustrated an edition of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations in 1861. Of all Dickens's simple souls and honest, hard-working, salt-of-the-earth creations, Pip's brother-in-law and surrogate father in Great Expectations may be the most believably saintly. Joe Gargery has a recessive role to play as the novel unfolds.
In the background his brother-in-law Philip Pirrip (Pip), the hero of the novel, works the bellows.