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Mrs. Joe

Mrs. Joe

 

Joe Gargery’s first wife is actually Pip’s sister, who bullies both Joe and Pip mercilessly. Pip describes her as having “such a prevailing redness of skin, that I sometimes used to wonder whether it was possible she washed herself with a nutmeg grater instead of soap.”

FOC Darley. Illustrations from the Household Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens.

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