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Great Expectations (Barnes & Noble Classics…

Great Expectations (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics) (original 1861; edition 2003)

by Charles Dickens (Author)

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The orphaned Pip is serving as a blacksmith's apprentice when an unknown benefactor supplies the means for him to be educated in London as a gentleman of "great expectations."
Title:Great Expectations (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics)
Authors:Charles Dickens (Author)
Info:Sterling Publishing (2003), Edition: 2003, 592 pages
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1861)

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    Bcteagirl: Thursday Next is a Literary Detective who helps to keep people from changing plots in books, keep book characters from escaping etc. When she goes in for training, who should she be apprenticed to but Miss Havisham who is more than happy to get out of her dreary rooms once and a while. What larks!… (more)
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    Adam Bede by George Eliot (Bcteagirl)
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    Jack Maggs by Peter Carey (suzanney, KayCliff)
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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (Johanna11)
    Johanna11: Both books write about people with expectations for their future, both are very well written at the end of the nineteenth century.
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    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (krizia_lazaro)
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    Page 1: Great Expectations - Seventy Graphic Solutions by Lucienne Roberts (bluepiano)
    bluepiano: Dozens of ways of seeing and reading the first page of Dickens' book.
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    The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (lucyknows)
    lucyknows: Great Expectations and Bonfire of the Vanities can be successfully tied together in that both the authors explore the themes of ostentation, ambition and morality
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    An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch (JuliaMaria)
    JuliaMaria: In der Einleitung zu "an unofficial rose" von Anthony D. Nuttall wird Dickens als Vergleich herangezogen: "An Unofficial Rose is indeed a surprisingly Dickensian novel, crowded, superabundant."
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    Hard Times by Charles Dickens (Anonymous user)
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    Drood by Dan Simmons (caittilynn)
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It was okay. I think its themes are meant more for a YA audience. ( )
  Luminous-Path | Mar 26, 2022 |
I did not finish reading this book. It just felt like an eternity every so often. And while I sometimes caught a sliver of enjoyable writing, the premise had never hooked me enough to now keep going. I think I've had enough at least for now. ( )
  chwiggy | Feb 5, 2022 |
I read this book when I was in the 8th grade and wanted to read it again. I can't really comment on the book because it's been that long.
  ennuiprayer | Jan 14, 2022 |
This is one of my Top 5 favorite novels. ( )
  aszilvasy | Jan 8, 2022 |
İngiliz edebiyatının dev yazarı Charles Dickens'ın onuncu romanı Büyük Umutlar onun en beğenilen en çok okunan yapıtı. Bu romanında yazar insanlar arasındaki sevgisizliğe ikiyüzlülüğe karşı çıkarken para hırsı ve ayrımcılık üzerine kurulu toplum düzenine de acımasızca saldırıyor. Büyük Umutlar yazarın canlandırdığı çok renkli unutulmaz kahramanlarının yer aldığı romanı: Garip bir mirasa konarak Londra'ya gidip 'Beyefendi' konumuna gelen köylü genç Pip eski tragedyalardaki öç ve kahır tanrıçalarını andıran Bayan Havisham onun evlatlığı ve kurbanı güzel Estella dalkavuk ruhlu iki yüzlü Pumblechook Amca eli maşalı Abla bataklıkların korkulu düşü katil Magwitch ünlü olduğu kadar tuhaf huylu avukat Jaggers genç köy öğretmeni Biddy köyün demircisi Joe Gargery. Charles Dickens bu ölümsüz romanında da çirkinliklerin karşısına çıkarken doğa ve insan sevgisiyle dolu bir dünya yaratıyor. Gönlü karasevda ile gözü yükselme hırsıyla perdelenmiş köy kökenli genç Pip'in 'Büyük Umutlar'ını gerçekleştirebilmenin doğru yolunu ararken yaşadıklarının olağanüstü öyküsüdür bu roman.
  Cagatay | Dec 16, 2021 |
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The idea of an innocent boy establishing unconsciously an immense influence over the mind of a hunted felon … haunted Dickens’s imagination until he gathered round it a whole new world of characters and incidents
added by danielx | editThe Atlantic, EP Whipple (Jan 11, 1877)

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My father's family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.
Neither were my notions of the theological positions to which my Catechism bound me, at all accurate; for, I have a lively remembrance that I supposed my declaration that I was to "walk in the same all the days of my life," laid me under an obligation always to go through the village from our house in one particular direction, and never to vary it by turning down by the wheelwright's or up by the mill.
...a money-box was kept on the kitchen mantel-shelf, in to which it was publicly made known that all my earnings were dropped. I have an impression that they were to be contributed eventually towards the liquidation of the National Debt, but I know I had no hope of any personal participation in the treasure.
Mr. Wopsle's great-aunt kept an evening school in the village; that is to say, she was a ridiculous old woman of limited means and unlimited infirmity, who used to go to sleep from six to seven every evening, in the society of youth who paid two pence per week each, for the improving opportunity of seeing her do it.
I had little objection to his being seen by Herbert or his father, for both of whom I had a respect; but I had the sharpest sensitiveness as to his being seen by Drummle, whom I held in contempt. So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.  (Chapter XXVII)
"Oh! I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt," said Estella, "and of course if it ceased to beat I should cease to be. But you know what I mean. I have no softness there, no--sympathy--sentiment--nonsense."
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The orphaned Pip is serving as a blacksmith's apprentice when an unknown benefactor supplies the means for him to be educated in London as a gentleman of "great expectations."

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One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pip’s adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle. 384
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 fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride
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Joe, Miss H. And yours?

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