Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1861
Great Expectations Synopsis
Great Expectation is a novel by English author Charles Dickens, published in 1861. This book is Dickens's thirteenth novel and was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round.
The story revolves around Pip and his three stages of expectations. Pip lives with his sister and her husband, Joe, a kind-hearted blacksmith. Pip is a young orphan who encounters a series of life-changing events. One night, he comes across an escaped convict, Magwitch, in a graveyard and is threatened by Magwitch into giving him food and a tool to get rid of his restraints. This incident initiates events that alter Pip's destiny. A few years later, Pip is invited to the eccentric Miss Havisham's Satis House to entertain her adopted daughter Estella. He becomes infatuated with Estella, who treats him with disdain. Miss Havisham, a bitter and vengeful woman, raised Estella to break men's hearts.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of British literature. Born in 1812, his works have become iconic worldwide and remain among today's most-read books. His satirical writing style and ability to capture various emotions within his novels have seen him lauded as one of Britain's greatest authors.
His works include such classics as Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. Though often humorous, these tales cover various social issues and injustices in Victorian England. He keenly observed the human condition and often wrote about poverty, crime, and family dynamics. Throughout his career, he penned 15 novels and numerous short stories that still captivate an audience today. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.
Charles Dickens' Books on PageVio
Novels: The Pickwick Papers | Oliver Twist | The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby | The Old Curiosity Shop | Barnaby Rudge | A Christmas Carol | Martin Chuzzlewit | The Chimes | The Cricket on the Hearth | The Battle of Life | The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain | Dombey and Son | David Copperfield | Bleak House | Hard Times | Little Dorrit | A Tale of Two Cities | Great Expectations | Our Mutual Friend | The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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