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10 unexpected ways Charles Dickens was connected to classical music
In ‘Great Expectations’, Herbert Pocket gives Pip the nickname of Handel, in reference to his upbringing as a blacksmith – and Handel’s work, ‘The Harmonious Blacksmith’. Pictured are Alec Guiness as Pocket and John Mills as Pip in the 1946 David Lean film adaptation of 'Great Expectations'.