Dickens-to-Go: Conscience is a dreadful [and slippery] thing

Author: Summer Star
January 11, 2021
Old Books stack with flowers

The Dickens Project

Summer Star, Associate Professor of English at San Francisco State University, shares a passage from 'Great Expectations' about moral consciousness. She describes it as "one of the most brilliant, humorous, and physical allegories for moral discomfort I have ever encountered: having a slice of buttered bread down one's pant leg."