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Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 (Paperback - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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."
Authors: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Statement of Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by Stanley Weintraub and a new afterword by Annabel Davis-Goff
Title: Great Expectations
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics ; Published by New American Library, c2009
Characteristics: xii, 508 p. ; 18 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [503]-508)
Summary: 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."
Original Version: Originally published: 1860-61
Subject Headings: Young men England Fiction Conduct of life England Fiction Man-woman relationships Fiction Coming of age Benefactors Fiction Ex-convicts Fiction Orphans Fiction Revenge Fiction Industrial revolution Great Britain Fiction Social classes Great Britain Fiction England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
Topical Term: Young men
Conduct of life
Man-woman relationships
Coming of age
Benefactors
Ex-convicts
Orphans
Revenge
Industrial revolution
Social classes
Additional Contributors: Weintraub, Stanley - 1929-
Davis-Goff, Annabel
ISBN: 9780451531186
0451531183
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC D
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A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: Escaped convicts, an abandoned bride, a poor blacksmith, a striking sullen girl and mysterious wealth give the naive Pip lessons in love, loyalty and humility."

Apr 16, 2014
  • TSUKUANYANG rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Challenging dialogue but an amazing book. I recommend to anyone who can read well enough (or can still read, for that matter). Like Lego creation sets 5-99 years...

Its my first time reading this, and from the comments, people say that it is good. I have to read it for my summer assignment, and i guess i might end up enjoying it!

Apr 23, 2013
  • joliebergman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my very favorite books - ever.

May 16, 2012
  • Dreneen rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Rereading for the first time since high school--very long ago. Love the way the man wrote! Will need to try some I missed

This book was not bad - there was a lot of plot twists and a great coming-of-age story but I couldn't enjoy the characters. Pushed to the ends of the moral spectrum, it was hard to find some of them believable but for the most part, this is a good classic to read.

Awesome book!

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Mar 31, 2011
  • vwruleschick rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

a story about a boy and how he grows up in a small village and the people around him and how it changes through a unnamed benefactor which is revealed much later in the story and his love to Estella throughout the years. I enjoyed it.

An incredibly formative novel that reveals great character complexity on the part of Pip. A coming of age book of the times.

Jan 17, 2011
  • oldman74 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the story of heartbreak and a young man's life spent pining over a young lady that is eternally out of his reach.

filled with mystery, vice, and frustration, the reader cannot help but feel bad for the protagonist "pip."

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Apr 16, 2014
  • TSUKUANYANG rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

TSUKUANYANG thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

Jun 04, 2013
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Jan 12, 2009
  • vickiz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Mother by adoption," retorted Estella, never departing from the easy grace of her attitude, never raising her voice as the other did, never yielding either to anger or tenderness, "Mother by adoption, I have said that I owe everything to you. All I possess is freely yours. All that you have given me, is at your command to have again. Beyond that, I have nothing. And if you ask me to give you what you never gave me, my gratitude and duty cannot do impossibilities."

Dec 06, 2007
  • Hadley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

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