Great Expectations is often considered to be Dickens' finest novel. It is a coming-of-age novel that depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. It is set among the marshes of Kent and in London in the early to mid-1800s and is full of extreme imagery, poverty, ...
Great Expectations is often considered to be Dickens' finest novel. It is a coming-of-age novel that depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. It is set among the marshes of Kent and in London in the early to mid-1800s and is full of extreme imagery, poverty, prison ships and fights to the death combining intrigue and unexpected twists. As Pip unravels the truth behind his own 'great expectations' in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of adventures steer him towards maturity and his most important discovery of all, the truth about himself.
THIS BOOK WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! Although sophisticated, it is extremely boring to read and has way too much detail! THERE IS NOT THAT MUCH TO SAY! I FEEL LIKE I READ 500 pgs. ON SOMETHING THAT COULD EASILY BE WRITTEN IN 200! ITS 500 pgs. ABOUT SOMEONE COMING INTO PROPERTY! BIG DEAL! It almost made me cry it was so boring. I almost didn't finish it and i absolutely love reading and have almost never put down a book and not finished. However horrible, if u want a book to put u to sleep, ITS THE RIGHT BOOK FOR YOU!
Anyway, all in all, what i'm saying is that its horrible, DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 8, 2008
This book will stick with you long after you finish reading it. It's the kind of book that gives you insights into yourself and those around you. Though it is the story of a young boy's coming of age, it can speak to anyone. Read and enjoy; Dickens is priceless!
Jul 7, 2008
Of all Charles Dickens' novels, this is my favorite. Plenty of pathos, and it really kept me guessing. Pip is a very fallible hero, which is more interesting than some of the paragons you find in other books.
Feb 25, 2008
Memorable characters but DEPRESSING. This depression is understandable because historically 19th Century living was hard dirty and short for most people where ever they happened to live. I would not recommend this book to anyone without warning them of the tone of the book
Nov 1, 2007
Dickens at his best.
Agood solid read. Dickens wrote a great book to begin with.
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