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Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Great Expectations
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)One of Charles Dickens’s most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman. From the young Pip’s first terrifying... show more
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)One of Charles Dickens’s most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman. From the young Pip’s first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of a graveyard to the splendidly morbid set pieces in Miss Havisham’s mansion to the magnificently realized boat chase down the Thames, Great Expectations is filled with the transcendent excitement that Dickens could so abundantly provide. Written in 1860, at the height of his maturity, it also reveals the novelist’s bittersweet understanding of the extent to which our deepest moral dilemmas are born of our own obsessions and illusions. This edition includes Dickens’s original, discarded conclusion to the novel, the 1907 Everyman preface by G. K. Chesterton, and twenty illustrations by F. W. Pailthorpe.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679405795 (0679405798)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 469
Edition language: English
Category:
Classics
Series: Classic Starts
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Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it
4.0
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...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
5.0 Great Expectations
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
3.5 Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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
5.0 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
To read my full review of this amazing classic novel on my book blog, click here.
Karen's books
Karen's books rated it
5.0 An Emotional Ride
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...
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