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Great Expectations (book)

180 Ratings: 2.7
novel by Charles Dickens

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Author: Charles Dickens
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Modern Library
Date Published: February 13, 2001
36 reviews about Great Expectations (book)
review by . August 23, 2008
It is astonishing to read literature this good, such that within the first few pages you know that no matter what the author does to the characters or how he concludes the story, and whether it suits my tastes in any specific direction, you realize that here is a work of lasting skill, value, and impact, truly a classic.    Now I came to this book with perhaps reduced expectations, not great ones, having only remembered reading The Christmas Carol by Dickens, a story so well …
review by . June 12, 2010
Generally when approaching a classic work of fiction, one feels compelled to enjoy it. That has always been the assumed case with Sir Charles Dickens. It didn't matter that so many of his stories were contrived for financial gain. All that mattered was that he was a man looking for something through the written word and his journey had led him through A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, Bleak House and so on. For this matter, when I met myself thumbing Great Expectations, I fully intended …
review by . August 01, 2010
When I first read this book many years ago, it was for a piece of english coursework, the books tell the story of Pip who helps a stranger by giving him a pork pie and some wine, the stranger had just escaped prison. Pip has a love affection who he describes as an 'unattainable dream', this is because her boss, Miss Havisham who is a recluse surrounded by memories of being jilted, this made her into a cruel women who hated the male gender. Pip visited Miss Havisham on several occasions whilst …
review by . June 23, 2010
The story of Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens is one of my favorite books of all time. I remember the first time reading this in high school and I was intrigued by the story. It is a book that should definitely be read by each and all. It is a coming of age story which involves Phillip Pirrip and his quest to become a gentleman. His attempt to become a gentleman takes an interesting start in his young age. He encounters a convict and he helps him and this would have a profound effect …
review by . July 14, 2010
Warning: this review contains spoilers.       When I read this for school in 9th grade I was pretty solidly convinced that Charles Dickens was paid by the word.  I heard this was the case, and this book doesn't make it surprising.  One thing he does well is tying up loose ends.  Every character, however minor he or she may seem, ends up being important to Pip untangling the web of intrigue in the novel.  What's frustrating about this book is …
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
If you are new to the world of Dickens, DO NOT begin with this book. While insightful at points, every character is unlikeable and anger provoking.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Dickens writing literally transported me to this timeframe and the lives of these characters. Great read!
Quick Tip by . July 11, 2010
This is a very nice story, and I really enjoyed it, but the plot sometimes moves a bit slow.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
I was assigned, as are many, this book to read in a ninth grade English class. The creative use of plots and story in herein cemented my desire to be a writer.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Pip and Miss Haversham, and the decaying wedding luncheon--unforgettable.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
good story
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
Dickens' best novel
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Not Dickens' best, but still enjoyable.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Least favorite of Dickens' novels, but still a classic.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
I absolutely hated this book, I wasn't into it at all and was forced to read it.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Should be on everyones required reading list
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
a classic tale, a little difficult to read due to the language style of the times. full of memorable characters.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Dicken's at his finest.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
One of the classics I missed in school. I recently read it and can see why it has withstood the test of time. A bit stillted for some perhaps.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
One of my favorites by Dickens. A classic!
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Charles Dickens will always be classic
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
A classic/ I could read this over and over
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
It's a classic, but I never found a deep appreciation for this depressing story.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
It is certainly dated and one of the hated high school required books. Very grim, but gives you a look lives long past
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Dickens' best.
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