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Great Expectations - by Charles Dickens  

This is a classic novel and probably one of the greatest, written by the famous author, Charles Dickens.

This is a fascinating story about a young orphaned boy named Pip, who is being raised by his sadistic sister. His life changes when he meets an escaped convict while visiting his parents' grave. The book describes his journey to become a gentleman and how an unknown benefactor helps him.

His meetings with a weird old lady, Miss Havisham who has not seen the first dawn of the day or let a streak of the bright morning sun reach her after her ruined wedding. She raises a proud yet immensely beautiful girl called Estella to have her revenge on men.

The book also describes his meetings with Estella and his affection for her, the wealth he gained and his love for his family, especially good old Joe, his sister's benevolent husband with a true heart. The book ends making a true London Gentleman out of the 7 year old orphaned petty boy he was and a startling discovery about his benefactor!

While in London Pip makes friends, learns the art of rich living, becomes a gentleman yet he is not happy. His second and the most treasured dream of getting married to Estella is still unfulfilled. Will he be able to accomplish it?

According to me, this is one of the best books by Charles Dickens and I really enjoyed reading it. An interesting story full of the harsh realties of city life.



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8 comments

  1. Indian  

    Heyy sis thnx for telling about a good book. Will like to go for it.

  2. Meghna  

    Hi Indian,
    I'll be glad if you read it :D

  3. Indian  

    Thnx Meghna well u can call me Ananya

  4. Bubbles of FireWhiskey  

    this is one of my all time favourite books... one of the few that i cant get enough of...

  5. Meghna  

    Hi Ananya,
    Thanks for dropping by again and oh Ananya, so it's you!:P

  6. Meghna  

    Hi Bubbles,
    Great minds, same thoughts, eh? :P

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  8. Mark Antony  

    Good to see you reading the classics too! Some find Dickens hard going, but you interpret his writing well.

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