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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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Great Expectations

274 ratings, 29 reviews

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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Ali Hassan

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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P W

January 25, 2014

Loved it!!!

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Melissa Carmichael

January 19, 2014

I absolutely loved this book! I would highly recommend to any one!

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Maryum Mishi

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!

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Mary Burkholder

December 12, 2013

Great classic. Awesome reader!

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Fred Sammi

October 09, 2013

Good

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Daniel Balieys

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

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Dara Peou

June 13, 2013

If we think we can do it, we will be able to do it successfully.

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Diana Maxfield

June 12, 2013

Takes awhile to get into, but so worth it!

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Carol Giles

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!

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Jennifer Phillips

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.

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A K

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.

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Raj Mukkamala

February 27, 2013

Book has no taste and is very boring

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Timmy Thomas

February 17, 2013

Fantastic Book, im twelve

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To Personal

December 14, 2012

Terrible book, lets hope he doesnt writevany ore

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Patricia Olson

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.

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Hannah Lucero

October 08, 2012

My favorite book in high school!

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Jeremy Milne

August 27, 2012

A lesson for life

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M M

August 15, 2012

Good book, a little dry at some parts...

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Bob Rogers

August 06, 2012

One of my all-time favorites. Just fun to read.

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John Noon

June 18, 2012

Great book. Loved the rich characters.

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Lindsay Dupuis-Hetzler

June 02, 2012

Great book! Read it a few times now!

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Maeghan Means

May 25, 2012

Classic!!!

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Kevin Bates

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!

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Russ Hayes

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.

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Alan Castillo

January 13, 2012

My all time favorite book!!

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Kate Malinovskaya

December 19, 2011

Great

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Momin Mominy

July 03, 2011

Great expectation

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Chris O'Callaghan

May 20, 2011

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