Great Expectations

Great Expectations Review

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 and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.

Title:Great Expectations
Edition Language:English

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  • Michael Kneeland

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, an...

  • Emily May

    “There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.” I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years ...

  • Bookdragon Sean

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day...

  • Stephen

    Great Expectations…were formed...were met…and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foami...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put u...

  • Chicklet

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of rea...

  • Matt

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I’m still getting t...

  • Kalliope

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations.I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expecta...

  • Lisa

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life ...

  • Kai

    “You are in every line I have ever read.”Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dra...

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