Estes and Lauriat, 1881
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.
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Great Expectations was assigned reading when I was in ninth grade. I thought it was the most dreary thing I had ever read. Sensing that the memories from my youth might be mistaken, I tried again. I ... Read full review
A compelling read? It certainly is. Dickens' finest novel? It certainly is not. This novel may seem a bit burdensome for the usual reader, but once the reader delves into the book's many themes, from affection to social class advancement, it becomes a deep, emotional and fascinating read. The pace of the plot can be rather slow at times, but the sublime development of the characters is a major standpoint. A book everyone should read.