Thursday, May 2, 2013

Great Expectations

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 by Charles Dickens 
Chales Dickens is one of the most famous writers of the decade, his masterpiece has been a source of inspiration for the people of art and literature. The novel has been filmed several times for big and small screens in the years 1917, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1954, 1959, 1967, 1974, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2011, 2012. The book has also been published many times as the revised editions.

  • Subject of Novel: Realistic Fiction, Social Criticism
  • Characters in Novel : Philip Pirrip, Joe Gargery, Mrs. Joe Gargery, Mr. Pumblechook, Miss Havisham, Estella, Matthew Pocket,Herbert Pocket, Cousin Raymond, Georgiana,Sarah Pocket
  • No of pages: 400
  • Date of publish: 1861 in three volumes
  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall

The story is a magnum opus by Charles Dickens revolves around the boy who was an orphan used to live with her stubborn and bossy sister with a humble and cheerful brother in law. One day pip was sitting in the cemetery of his parents and died brother and sisters found a ran prisoner who wanted pip to steal food for him. That was something outrageous Pip has ever done. Then the story moves to the love of Pip, Estella whom he met in the home where he works. But he was not of her stature. He wanted to be a gentleman. Soon he received a big amount of money. He went to London for higher studies to become a dignitary to become at the Estella status. He thought Miss Havisham had helped Pip secretly as she has seen the love in the eyes of Pip for Estella. Pip started enjoying his life in London and forgets about the good deed his brother in law has done to him. The story is miraculous by knowing the original person who was helping Pip was someone else he has ever expected. The morals go through struggle, hardships, sorrows, regret and yet heart trenching in its own way.

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