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Great Expectations

(1860)
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages: 512
Personal Rating: 0/10
Amazon: 4.5/5
Goodreads: 3.5/5
Bindings:Paper Back
Found in:Charles Dickens, Four Novels [2014]
Classifications:History
Drama
Synopsis:
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.