Great Expectations was first published as a serial in Charles Dickens’ weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861 in 59 chapters. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. Volume 1 contained chapters 1-19. Volume 2 contained chapters 20-39. Volume 3 contained chapters 40-59.
These are the links to read chapters within Volume 1 of Great Expectations:
My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.Great Expectations (Chapter 1).
Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.Great Expectations (Chapter 2).
The man took strong sharp sudden bites, just like the dog.Great Expectations (Chapter 3).
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and some people do the same by their religion.Great Expectations (Chapter 4).
The bellows seemed to roar for the fugitives.Great Expectations (Chapter 5).
I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.Great Expectations (Chapter 6).
When he were overtook with drink, he hammered away at my mother, most onmerciful.Great Expectations (Chapter 7).
The dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose had shrunk to skin and bone.Great Expectations (Chapter 8).
If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked.Great Expectations (Chapter 9).
There was a quantity of chalk about our country, and perhaps the people neglected no opportunity of turning it to account.Great Expectations (Chapter 10).
I have a pretty large experience of boys, and you’re a bad set of fellows.Great Expectations (Chapter 11).
Break their hearts my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy!Great Expectations (Chapter 12). Quotation which Pip recalls is repeatedly said by Miss Havisham to Estella.
I had liked it once, but once was not now.Great Expectations (Chapter 13).
It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home.Great Expectations (Chapter 14).
He never even seemed to come to his work on purpose, but would slouch in as if by mere accident.Great Expectations (Chapter 15).
They took up several obviously wrong people, and they ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas, instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances.Great Expectations (Chapter 16).
What would it signify to me, being coarse and common, if nobody had told me so!Great Expectations (Chapter 17).
The longer the silence lasted, the more unable I felt to speak.Great Expectations (Chapter 18).
We need never be ashamed of our tears.Great Expectations (Chapter 19).