Great Expectations by Charles Dickens follows the life of Pip, an orphan who is a semi-autobiographical representation of Dickens himself. The novel is considered a bildungsroman, or a coming of age story, which follows a protagonist from childhood into maturity.
At the age of 7 Pip assists an escaped convict by stealing a pie for him to eat, some brandy to drink, and a file for him to cut off his shackles. The convict would eventually show his gratitude by granting Pip a sum of money made in far off Australia, which is meant for him to learn to lead the life of a gentleman. Through various deft Dickensian plot twists the boy squanders his money, and through the cursed fate of the convict his "great expectations" are snuffed out. Yet, in the manner of the coming of age novel, Pip finally ascends to manhood.
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June 30, 2014
It is my great pleasure to reread this book which I first read in 1973 during my intermediate school time.
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January 19, 2014
I absolutely loved this book! I would highly recommend to any one!
January 01, 2014
This book is the best ive ever read! I'm only twelve but this book is so interesting and attention grasping.Some people told me its a lottle boring and dry but really you just need to have the interest and just get inside the book,imagine the characters as yourself and just keep reading.I love it specially the rich characters! And it is not only for adults twelve and thriteen yearolds can also read ut!
December 12, 2013
Great classic. Awesome reader!
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July 16, 2013
Beast book for a 13 year old me xD lol uhh well ty author great story i would like to thank the acadamy and the.... Lol :P
June 13, 2013
If we think we can do it, we will be able to do it successfully.
June 12, 2013
Takes awhile to get into, but so worth it!
May 16, 2013
Wonderful book. First watched it in high school. And to " to personal". No he wont write any more books. He's dead. 1812-1870!
March 06, 2013
Great book written when people actually had a grasp of the English language, and the differences and nondifferences between classes. Everyone wishes to have more, but most of the time more is not always better. And the great ideals of youth, although grand at the time are always tempered better by age.
February 27, 2013
Too good. One of the world's best novels. P.S. The reviewer beneath this (Raj) is not only an idiot, but himself has the 'taste' of an expired oyster.
February 27, 2013
Book has no taste and is very boring
February 17, 2013
Fantastic Book, im twelve
December 14, 2012
Terrible book, lets hope he doesnt writevany ore
October 09, 2012
This was a great story about real humans and told by a storyteller who really knew the human heart and the struggle that people have interpreting their environments and what they can achieve there.
October 08, 2012
My favorite book in high school!
August 27, 2012
A lesson for life
August 15, 2012
Good book, a little dry at some parts...
August 06, 2012
One of my all-time favorites. Just fun to read.
June 18, 2012
Great book. Loved the rich characters.
June 02, 2012
Great book! Read it a few times now!
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May 14, 2012
An odyssey over 3 months' reading. Characters so delicately crafted. I'm disappointed I've finished reding.i'll miss the all!
April 21, 2012
Great story....a little drawn out at times, get through that and it is great story with a good lesson in humility.
January 13, 2012
My all time favorite book!!
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