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Great Expectations
By: Charles Dickens
Pages: 505
Published: 1860
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
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Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular novels; having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.Great Expectations is written in the genre of "bildungsroman" or the style of book that follows...

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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

This book was assigned reading in grade 10 or 11, I can't remember which, but I just couldn't get into it then. Now, many years later, I listened to it on and really enjoyed it. The narration was performed superbly. Poverty, high society, fortunes gained and lost, love denied, adventures, drama, murder, twists and turns and surprises - all made this a very interesting novel in which to spend one's time.

Jan 21st, 2019

forline forline

David Copperfield or Great Expectations? Can't decide. I read Dickens back to back to back in 1985...heaven!

Jan 4th, 2018

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Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

Through pain the main character is discovering reality, it's amazing.

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lizpattillo lizpattillo

Dickens is such a master. One of his best stories. Hands down, a classic.

Nov 26th, 2014

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BorntoRead BorntoRead

I know many people do not like this book because they do not have the patience for it, but it is a fantastic book if you take the time to read it!

Feb 22nd, 2013

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Feb 15th, 2013

vicky116 vicky116

I'm going to be hated for this but this book was severely long-winded and had me falling asleep during the middle. Pip's love for Stella was oddly touching and redeems the book a bit in my eyes. I recommend it with a warning that it's not a light read.

Feb 11th, 2013

Great Expectations appears on these lists...

16th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

10th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

17th on The Big Read by BBC

24th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store