Great Expectations
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Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
Literature
Aug 9, 2018
More nuanced and darker in mood than David Copperfield, Great Expectations is its author’s deepest working of the terrain of childhood and the fears and fates that spring from it. Anchored in a Kentish village, around which the years and events of the complicated plot will revolve, the book returns Dickens to his native ground in search not of autobiographical details, but of the familiar spirits and psychological tempers that nurtured his imagination: the injuries of class, the uncertainties of love, the snobberies of fashion, the limited purview of personal agency, the coincidence—or is it more?—that links crime and fortune, or goodness and inequity. In the end, Great Expectations is not really about expectation at all, but about regret, and as powerfully so as any book in our language.
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Feb 2, 2019
Beautiful, eerie novel. Stays with you throughout a lifetime.
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Jun 25, 2019
A darkly moralistic tale
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Sep 12, 2019
An exploration of an entire life and how the unexpected events we face can forever change us
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