Great Expectations

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New American Library, 1881 - England - 534 pages
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One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pip’s adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle.
 

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This is classic Dickens. I know he uses a lot of words, but he tells tales of the human condition with such humor and compassion. My favorite characters were Joe Gargery and Wemmick. Wemmick was ... Read full review

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User Review  - justagirlwithabook - LibraryThing

This is another one of my favorites of Dickens'! I have no clue when I read this one but the whole story of Pip really touched me. There were moments I thought he was a fool, but the vast majority of ... Read full review

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About the author (1881)

Arguably England's greatest writer, Charles Dickens wrote highly celebrated tales that embodied the Victorian era. Born into a financially troubled family, Dickens used his impoverished background as inspiration for many of his stories and novels, which often mixed bleak realism with pointed satire. Among Dickens's most famous works are Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations, revered books filled with dramatic class divisions and unforgettable characters.


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