Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  • ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens, published in 1861.
  • Considered by many to be Dickens’s finest novel.
  • ‘Great Expectations’ traces the growth of the book’s narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip). Showing how a young man’s life is transformed by a mysterious series of events.
  • Epic, illuminating and memorable, Dickens’s mysterious tale of Pip’s quest to find the truth about himself.
  • The novel is a masterpiece of psychological and moral truth, and Pip among his greatest creations.
  • A powerful and moving novel, ‘Great Expectations’ is suffused with Dickens’s memories of the past and its grip on the present. Raises disturbing questions about the extent to which individuals affect each other’s lives.
  • ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens is one most enduring and popular novels to date. Taught as a classic in many English classes.

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