By Charles Dickens
- Release Date: 2011-11-01
- Genre: Classics
Great Expectations Charles Dickens Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s beloved, autobiographical tale of a poor boy haunted by a dark secret and harboring grand hopes for his future as a gentleman. Pip, the story’s narrator, takes us through his early life—from his brush with an escaped convict on the marshes of southeast England to his exposure to genteel society through the warped old Miss Havisham and her icy protégé, the alluring young Estella. Apprenticed to the blacksmith, the tender-hearted Joe, Pip’s fortunes change dramatically thanks to a mysterious benefactor, and he must figure out what is real and what is false as he navigates his new world, while never quite escaping his old. Considered by many to be Dickens’s greatest work, Great Expectations will transport you, move you, and stay with you forever.
Beautifully yet simply formatted, carefully edited, and featuring more than 30 illustrations from the artists who realized the first serialized chapters and many of the early book editions of Great Expectations, this is the definitive digital version of the Dickens classic.
Includes a short biography of Charles Dickens and an addendum of his originally conceived ending.
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Excellent writing, giving us to contemplate each action. The writing makes us discover words that are seldom used now. It was enjoyable to research words and see how they make this story evolve.
By Muymuy Cruz
Wonderful story with everything in it, so real. I would have preferred the original ending, more fitting.
Great book. Both my mom and I love it. Full of surprises. If you haven't read it, read it. I say this book is very captivating.
I had Great Expectations...
…and I wasn't disappointed. The best produced version of this story I've seen!
This book made me want to die
Great Expectations was too long and the story line seemed to drag on. I could barely finish it. Most of the characters were unbelievable.
Hmm..not what I expected.
It wasn't as good as I'd hoped. :)
Not a light read.
It treads heavily in socioeconomic issues along with childhood to adult social mobility. Extremely long and tedious, and a waste of a novel idea. His characters are somewhat interesting, but character development is very stunted. Some "main" characters are not easy to connect to, merely because it may take 10 chapters to see them again.
I only recommend this if you are a big Charles Dickens fan or enjoy poring over hundreds of dull chapters.
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