GREAT EXPECTATIONS

2 Mar
First published in three volumes by Chapman and Hall 1861  493 pages including alternate ending  Rinehart V Co., Inc. 1958 (well read) soft cover  Coming-of-Age Fiction

First published in three volumes by Chapman and Hall 1861
493 pages including alternate ending
Rinehart V Co., Inc. 1958 (well read) soft cover
Coming-of-Age Fiction

.

.

“ ….. Great Expectations shows a plot which leads the reader to a wrong solution before the correct explanation for Pip’s expectations is revealed. In the matter of suspense and motivation of mysterious action gradually explained to the reader, Great Expectations is Dickens’ best novel.” Introduction (in part) by Earl Davis 1948 – soft cover 1958 edition (mid-page vii).

Many years ago, I met a small stature of a boy by name Philip Pirrip who became known as Pip, so Pip is what we called him.

One dark ending day, in an old English churchyard cemetery, in marsh country down by the river, young Pip stood crying over the tombstones of his parents whom he had never met nor knew of their liking. The mist began to thicken the night as it cooled across the nettle-covered yard with its ghostly shrouded graves. A night where a runaway convict hid in the shadows, and watched. A night where a promise uttered in fear would forever change the course of one boy‘s life.

“….. 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-part) Goodreads

This is a story about lost love and the mystery that surrounds an unexpected gift. This is a story about paradiso perduto. A story with characters so vibrant that you will be hard pressed to delineate true from fiction. A story that will haunt you long after the final page is turned. This is Charles Dickens ……

Advertisements

One Response to “GREAT EXPECTATIONS”

  1. chowmeyow March 3, 2015 at 8:59 p03 #

    Great review! Oh how I love Charles Dickens.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Vagobond

Real Life Travel

Jesus is the Centre, Gospel Teaching Life Church

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, (Philippians 2:9 NIV). There is power in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.... to break every chain! JesusTcentre@gmail.com

Reading Acts

Some Thoughts on the Book of Acts and Pauline Theology

The Whisper of God

"Let us be silent, so that we may hear the whisper of God" Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~~ Several years ago, I started writing down all the amazing ways God used my day to day activities, children, family, friends and nature to teach me. The more I wrote, the more I noticed God in my daily life. It became an exercise of the heart and grew my relationship with Christ in a way I had never experienced. I began to hear God whisper to my heart His desires and lessons for me. I hope that reading some of my stories will encourage you stop and listen for His whisper!

Fr. Ted's Blog

Meditations of an Orthodox Priest

SVMMA APOLOGIA

"FIDES ET HISTORIA"

bookowly

bookowly

Franklenstein

Frank book reviews

bookpeopleblog.wordpress.com/

Howdy! We're the largest independent bookstore in Texas. This is our blog.

mysterypeople.wordpress.com/

BookPeople's Mystery Bookstore-Within-a-Bookstore, located in downtown Austin, Texas

Hidden Staircase

Book recommendations for the armchair detective.

She Reads Novels

"She had read novels while other people perused the Sunday papers" - Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Pages and Pictures

book and movie reviews. mostly books

A Little Blog of Books

Book reviews and other literary-related musings

Bibliopotamus Book Reviews

Book review site with a focus on classics, contemporary literature and much more!

%d bloggers like this: