Great Expectations: 150th Anniversary Edition
This collection of four major works displays Dickens at the height of his writing skills.Oliver Twist,1838, is a novel of social protest set in London's Victorian underworld. A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, is Dickens's great novel of the French Revolution. Great Expectations, 1861, is both comic and... show more
This collection of four major works displays Dickens at the height of his writing skills.Oliver Twist,1838, is a novel of social protest set in London's Victorian underworld. A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, is Dickens's great novel of the French Revolution. Great Expectations, 1861, is both comic and tragic, filled with memories of childhood fairytales with a twist. Also includes everyone's favorite holiday classic -- A Christmas Carol, 1843.
Publish date: February 3rd 2009
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: Classic Starts
This is possibly the oldest book in my to-read pile. My copy of it has "28 Mar 2008" scribbled on the title page, so it had been sitting on my shelf unread for over 10 years (I even found the Goodreads thread where I told a friend that I had just bought it at a discount). Finally crossing it off my ...
This marks the second of Dickens’s novels that I have read of my own accord rather than by the dictates of a class curriculum, the first having been David Copperfield. I can recall that, when reading Copperfield, I understood better the criticism of sentimentality often levelled against Dickens. Ev...
A book that threw in more twists than I expected. Of course we all believe Pip's benefactor to be the rich, old lady. Then we think he will eventually get over Estella and marry Biddie. Another twist.
Reseña pendiente. No sé si es tanta la fascinación por la trama en sí (Pip es casi una Cenicienta a quien un hada anónima le promete un futuro de grandes esperanzas) como por cada personaje en particular. Desde el herrero Joe Gargery, pasando por el lúgubre abogado Jagger (que se lleva "la oficina a...
Summary: In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great expectations." In this gripping tale of crime ...