I am only a quarter of the way through Great Expectations. When I told a co-worker I was reading this novel, she told me that Dickens was paid per word--which explains his lengthy descriptions. I do know this novel was originally written as a weekly series from December 1, 1860 – August 3, 1861. Luckily, my short attention span has not been hindered by these tangents. Perhaps I'll be able to finish this book by next week.
What about a movie for the novel's 150th birthday? Great Expectations