Download Charles Dickens - Great Expectations PDF eBookAs coming-of-age novel, Great Expectations is considered by many the best work of Charles Dickens that presents his peak and maturity in writing. First published as serial in 1960-1961and as three-volume novel in 1861, the book has reached many generations of readers, especially among young adults, through all the years. Despite the mix of praises and criticisms it received, it is undeniably one of the most influential classic novels from Victorian Literature genre.
Similar with his other major works, Great Expectations portrays the social life in London—or England in general—during the 19th century. It presents themes such as social classes (the differences, the gaps, and the implications), street crimes (why and how they happened), trickery, and ambition.
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Considered by many to be Dickens' finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with some of Dickens' most memorable characters. Among them are the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Abel Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Haversham and her beautiful ward Estella, Pip's good-hearted room-mate Herbert Pocket and the pompous Pumblechook. As Pip unravels the truth behind his own ‘great expectations’ in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him towards maturity and his most important discovery of all—the truth about himself.
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• Author: Charles Dickens;
• Genre/Subject: Classic;
• Language: English;
• PDF Pages: 346;
• File Size: 1 MB;
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