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by Charles Dickens, George Bernard Shaw
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Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 2 weeks ago
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 ...
Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it 3 years ago
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...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it 3 years ago
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.
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it 3 years ago
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...
It's a Books World
It's a Books World rated it 3 years ago
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 ...
Nut Free Nerd
Nut Free Nerd rated it 4 years ago
To read my full review of this amazing classic novel on my book blog, click here.
Karen's books
Karen's books rated it 4 years ago
It took me much longer than it should have to read this book, mostly because I think deep down I didn't want to leave Pip behind, as if by reading him I could help in some way. What a fantastic, heart-wrenching story. I absolutely LOVED it, even while my heart ached for Pip's that was breaking. H...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 5 years ago
Really good, but not quite as good as David Copperfield. Why? I found the characters less well drawn, even caricatured, with the plot being too moralistic. I know it isn't fair calling Dickens' stories moralistic- that's part of his great strength of heart. But perhaps coupled with the flatter feeli...
Sinful Book Reviews
Sinful Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
I tried to read the print version of this book three times before I picked up an audiobook. It was the best decision I could have made. I was afraid I’d never be able to make it through this book. Though I could have done without some of the details Dickens included, that was never why couldn’t fini...
Bitter Scheherazade
Bitter Scheherazade rated it 5 years ago
This won't be easy to say. This won't good to say, either. Any reputation that I have here - it will be gone by the time I say the line that I have to say, regarding this book. The professor that instructed me in reading this book assured us, his class, that we must read the book in as much of ...
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