Great Expectations

Great Expectations

In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman ? and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great expectations." In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearf In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dr...

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Title:Great Expectations
Author:Charles Dickens
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Great Expectations Reviews

  • Chicklet
    Aug 19, 2007

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jun 14, 2008

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

  • Werner
    Feb 13, 2008

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

    I've actually read this quintessentially Victorian novel twice. The first time was as required reading in junior high school, where I liked it from the get-go; the second time was as an adult, back in 1997. It remains one of my favorites (among the ones I've actually read) of the novel...

  • Matt
    Jan 04, 2009

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

  • Michael Kneeland
    Jul 04, 2008

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

  • Stephen
    Sep 10, 2008

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

  • Laurel Hicks
    Jul 06, 2009

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

    I've actually read this quintessentially Victorian novel twice. The first time was as required reading in junior high school, where I liked it from the get-go; the second time was as an adult, back in 1997. It remains one of my favorites (among the ones I've actually read) of the novel...

    I'm a somewhat green Dickens fan (having only read A Christmas Carol), but loved this 150th Anniversary Edition of Great Expectations! As in A Christmas Carol, this tale often portrays an eerie atmosphere with creepy characters.....like the mysterious escaped convict Abel Magwitch who ...

    Las obras clsicas son las -en teora- ms complicadas de leer, y por ende, entender Por qu? Por su alto contenido metafrico y en mi opinin, tambin por una razn muy simple: los tiempos de aquellos libros son muy diferentes a los nuestros. La forma de vida, la sociedad, ...

    "I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me." ?????? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ??????? ???? ??????? ??? ?...

    It has been a very long time since I last read this book but it was still every bit as good as I remembered. I was very interested too to find out which parts of it I still remembered well and which parts I had totally forgotten! Great Expectations is certainly one of Dickens? bes...

    It is frustrating being slapped around the head by classics that leave you trouserless in a lukewarm puddle. Because the failure, as Mr. Gass points out, is never with the book. You are to blame, always. I am to blame for not embracing Great Expectations with the same open-armed ever-l...

    I see more in this book each time I read it. Class distinctions, friendships, character development, sin, repentance, forgiveness, redemption--all are explored and charted in this thirteenth novel of Dickens. My favorite characters are Joe Gargery, the gentle and loving blacksmith; ...

  • MJ Nicholls
    Oct 06, 2012

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

    I've actually read this quintessentially Victorian novel twice. The first time was as required reading in junior high school, where I liked it from the get-go; the second time was as an adult, back in 1997. It remains one of my favorites (among the ones I've actually read) of the novel...

    I'm a somewhat green Dickens fan (having only read A Christmas Carol), but loved this 150th Anniversary Edition of Great Expectations! As in A Christmas Carol, this tale often portrays an eerie atmosphere with creepy characters.....like the mysterious escaped convict Abel Magwitch who ...

    Las obras clsicas son las -en teora- ms complicadas de leer, y por ende, entender Por qu? Por su alto contenido metafrico y en mi opinin, tambin por una razn muy simple: los tiempos de aquellos libros son muy diferentes a los nuestros. La forma de vida, la sociedad, ...

    "I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me." ?????? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ??????? ???? ??????? ??? ?...

    It has been a very long time since I last read this book but it was still every bit as good as I remembered. I was very interested too to find out which parts of it I still remembered well and which parts I had totally forgotten! Great Expectations is certainly one of Dickens? bes...

    It is frustrating being slapped around the head by classics that leave you trouserless in a lukewarm puddle. Because the failure, as Mr. Gass points out, is never with the book. You are to blame, always. I am to blame for not embracing Great Expectations with the same open-armed ever-l...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    May 03, 2014

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

  • Kalliope
    Mar 29, 2015

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

  • Emily May
    Dec 09, 2010

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

  • Laysee
    Feb 09, 2011

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

    I've actually read this quintessentially Victorian novel twice. The first time was as required reading in junior high school, where I liked it from the get-go; the second time was as an adult, back in 1997. It remains one of my favorites (among the ones I've actually read) of the novel...

    I'm a somewhat green Dickens fan (having only read A Christmas Carol), but loved this 150th Anniversary Edition of Great Expectations! As in A Christmas Carol, this tale often portrays an eerie atmosphere with creepy characters.....like the mysterious escaped convict Abel Magwitch who ...

    Las obras clsicas son las -en teora- ms complicadas de leer, y por ende, entender Por qu? Por su alto contenido metafrico y en mi opinin, tambin por una razn muy simple: los tiempos de aquellos libros son muy diferentes a los nuestros. La forma de vida, la sociedad, ...

    "I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me." ?????? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ??????? ???? ??????? ??? ?...

    It has been a very long time since I last read this book but it was still every bit as good as I remembered. I was very interested too to find out which parts of it I still remembered well and which parts I had totally forgotten! Great Expectations is certainly one of Dickens? bes...

    It is frustrating being slapped around the head by classics that leave you trouserless in a lukewarm puddle. Because the failure, as Mr. Gass points out, is never with the book. You are to blame, always. I am to blame for not embracing Great Expectations with the same open-armed ever-l...

    I see more in this book each time I read it. Class distinctions, friendships, character development, sin, repentance, forgiveness, redemption--all are explored and charted in this thirteenth novel of Dickens. My favorite characters are Joe Gargery, the gentle and loving blacksmith; ...

    There is a reason that some books and authors are called ?classics? and this book is a prime example of it. The characters come vividly to life with all their flaws and their better sides, their desires and motives are depicted convincingly together with a whole society of ages ...

    ?It is a principle? that no man who was not a true gentleman at heart ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner.? - Charles Dickens Great Expectations once again exceeded expectations when I re-read it for perhaps the third time in many years. I was surpris...

  • Lyn
    Jul 31, 2011

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

  • Henry Avila
    Jun 14, 2011

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

  • Michael Kotsarinis
    Feb 19, 2018

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

    I've actually read this quintessentially Victorian novel twice. The first time was as required reading in junior high school, where I liked it from the get-go; the second time was as an adult, back in 1997. It remains one of my favorites (among the ones I've actually read) of the novel...

    I'm a somewhat green Dickens fan (having only read A Christmas Carol), but loved this 150th Anniversary Edition of Great Expectations! As in A Christmas Carol, this tale often portrays an eerie atmosphere with creepy characters.....like the mysterious escaped convict Abel Magwitch who ...

    Las obras clsicas son las -en teora- ms complicadas de leer, y por ende, entender Por qu? Por su alto contenido metafrico y en mi opinin, tambin por una razn muy simple: los tiempos de aquellos libros son muy diferentes a los nuestros. La forma de vida, la sociedad, ...

    "I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me." ?????? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ??????? ???? ??????? ??? ?...

    It has been a very long time since I last read this book but it was still every bit as good as I remembered. I was very interested too to find out which parts of it I still remembered well and which parts I had totally forgotten! Great Expectations is certainly one of Dickens? bes...

    It is frustrating being slapped around the head by classics that leave you trouserless in a lukewarm puddle. Because the failure, as Mr. Gass points out, is never with the book. You are to blame, always. I am to blame for not embracing Great Expectations with the same open-armed ever-l...

    I see more in this book each time I read it. Class distinctions, friendships, character development, sin, repentance, forgiveness, redemption--all are explored and charted in this thirteenth novel of Dickens. My favorite characters are Joe Gargery, the gentle and loving blacksmith; ...

    There is a reason that some books and authors are called ?classics? and this book is a prime example of it. The characters come vividly to life with all their flaws and their better sides, their desires and motives are depicted convincingly together with a whole society of ages ...

  • James
    Jan 07, 2012

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

  • Carol
    Aug 02, 2012

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

    I've actually read this quintessentially Victorian novel twice. The first time was as required reading in junior high school, where I liked it from the get-go; the second time was as an adult, back in 1997. It remains one of my favorites (among the ones I've actually read) of the novel...

    I'm a somewhat green Dickens fan (having only read A Christmas Carol), but loved this 150th Anniversary Edition of Great Expectations! As in A Christmas Carol, this tale often portrays an eerie atmosphere with creepy characters.....like the mysterious escaped convict Abel Magwitch who ...

  • Phrynne
    Jul 10, 2012

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

    I've actually read this quintessentially Victorian novel twice. The first time was as required reading in junior high school, where I liked it from the get-go; the second time was as an adult, back in 1997. It remains one of my favorites (among the ones I've actually read) of the novel...

    I'm a somewhat green Dickens fan (having only read A Christmas Carol), but loved this 150th Anniversary Edition of Great Expectations! As in A Christmas Carol, this tale often portrays an eerie atmosphere with creepy characters.....like the mysterious escaped convict Abel Magwitch who ...

    Las obras clsicas son las -en teora- ms complicadas de leer, y por ende, entender Por qu? Por su alto contenido metafrico y en mi opinin, tambin por una razn muy simple: los tiempos de aquellos libros son muy diferentes a los nuestros. La forma de vida, la sociedad, ...

    "I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me." ?????? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ??????? ???? ??????? ??? ?...

    It has been a very long time since I last read this book but it was still every bit as good as I remembered. I was very interested too to find out which parts of it I still remembered well and which parts I had totally forgotten! Great Expectations is certainly one of Dickens? bes...

  • Samadrita
    Sep 30, 2012

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

  • Bionic Jean
    Jun 30, 2017

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

  • Praveen
    Feb 12, 2017

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

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    Feb 25, 2018

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

  • Raya راية
    Feb 15, 2014

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

    I've actually read this quintessentially Victorian novel twice. The first time was as required reading in junior high school, where I liked it from the get-go; the second time was as an adult, back in 1997. It remains one of my favorites (among the ones I've actually read) of the novel...

    I'm a somewhat green Dickens fan (having only read A Christmas Carol), but loved this 150th Anniversary Edition of Great Expectations! As in A Christmas Carol, this tale often portrays an eerie atmosphere with creepy characters.....like the mysterious escaped convict Abel Magwitch who ...

    Las obras clsicas son las -en teora- ms complicadas de leer, y por ende, entender Por qu? Por su alto contenido metafrico y en mi opinin, tambin por una razn muy simple: los tiempos de aquellos libros son muy diferentes a los nuestros. La forma de vida, la sociedad, ...

    "I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me." ?????? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ??????? ???? ??????? ??? ?...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 17, 2014

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

  • Renato Magalhães Rocha
    Apr 25, 2014

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

  • Lisa
    Jan 24, 2016

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

  • James
    Mar 27, 2015

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

  • Kai
    Feb 21, 2018

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

  • Carlos
    May 14, 2015

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...

    Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it. ...

    Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics. By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive-by shooting. This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I?m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick. Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get...

    A young, amiable boy Philip Pirrip with the unlikely nickname of Pip, lives with his older, by twenty years, brutal, ( no motherly love, that's for sure ) unbalanced married sister, Georgiana, his only relative which is very unfortunate, strangely the only friend he has is Joe, his bro...

    LITERARY EXPECTATIONS It is said that Satisfaction is equal to Reality minus Expectations. I reckon then that my rating should be around Eight Stars since Reality would be Five Stars and as my Expectations were on the negative axis?with an absolute value of about three--,...

    ?You are in every line I have ever read.? Why couldn't every line in this book be this good? I took me nearly three whole months to finish it. Not because it was bad, but because it dragged and dragged and there are far more intriguing books out there than Great Expectations. ...

    It is almost hard to believe that Dickens stays the same when you read him on several occasions in your life. Somehow, the words and their meanings seem completely different. Obviously, it is my life experience that has changed, not the story. I find that to be one of Dickens' major ac...

    Great Expectations. What a superb title this is; wonderful, in the best and truest sense of the word. It is upbeat, exciting, and full of intrigue. It quickens our pulse and gives us a little thrilling frisson. Who is it, who has these ?Great Expectations?? We want to meet them. We...

    Excuse me for this infamous pun - which I'm sure has been wearily used since the book was first published -, but I had great expectations about it. Not only had I never read anything by Charles Dickens - who seems to be one of those polarizing authors that continues to inspire, decade ...

    A Tale of Two Cities will forever occupy a special place in my heart because even though adulthood sensibilities often cause childhood adoration to vanish in entirety, no one forgets a precocious reading of that first classic which reduces one to a sobbing, sniffling mess. But my memor...

    Great expectation was my first book of Dickens. Years ago when I read it, I could not possibly understand its importance from the perspective of social injustice and class conflict of that time. I remembered that initial self-introduction of a young boy, where he talked about his famil...

    876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an o...

    5 stars to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were "forced" to read this book in junior high or high school. I am o...

    It is very difficult to know where to start with this review of Charles Dickens? ?Great Expectations? ? a novel that has been for many years and almost undoubtedly always will be one of my very favourite novels. Perhaps one day when I can find the time and the inspiration, ...

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' 1860 first person narration centers on the formation and social development of the inimical English character Pip. Set in and around London in the early 1800s, Dickens uses vivid imagery and his usual genius at characterization to build a story ...

    I've actually read this quintessentially Victorian novel twice. The first time was as required reading in junior high school, where I liked it from the get-go; the second time was as an adult, back in 1997. It remains one of my favorites (among the ones I've actually read) of the novel...

    I'm a somewhat green Dickens fan (having only read A Christmas Carol), but loved this 150th Anniversary Edition of Great Expectations! As in A Christmas Carol, this tale often portrays an eerie atmosphere with creepy characters.....like the mysterious escaped convict Abel Magwitch who ...

    Las obras clsicas son las -en teora- ms complicadas de leer, y por ende, entender Por qu? Por su alto contenido metafrico y en mi opinin, tambin por una razn muy simple: los tiempos de aquellos libros son muy diferentes a los nuestros. La forma de vida, la sociedad, ...

  • Nayra.Hassan
    Feb 06, 2016

    My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake ...

    ?There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.? I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read on my own volition, the only o...

    ?I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung lo...

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of fa...

    Great Expectations?were formed...were met?and were thoroughly exceeded! The votes have been tallied, all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged, foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature?s maste...

    ? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????. ? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ???????????, ????????? ??? ??? ????? ??????????. ? ????...

    ?? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ???.. ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? 4??????? ??? ???????..??????.. ??????...