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 a classic that has been the favorite of readers for generations. I first read parts of this in high school but did not truly appreciate it at that point in my life. I then read it in full a ... Read full review

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As I slowly work my way through Charles Dickens for the second time in my life (I was 13 when I worked my way through the first time) I am impressed at how well I still like the books. This one isn't ... 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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