Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Review of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel
Intriguing Connections = Tales of Growing Up

Elaborate Description

'Great Expectations' is a story about the life of Pip. Dickens's seems to understand how to make the books message come alive. The intricate use of expectations, in the case of psychology and as the potential great endowment, is extremely well done. Expectation rarely ever come about as expected. At each potential turning point of the book, the reader may expect the a change of circumstances, while Dickens never obliges or at least not right away. The way the story unfolds, the various links between characters, create a tale is exceptional. The character buildup is amazing. Although the language and descriptive factors are hard to relate to in the 21th century, the book just requires the reader to slow down to adapt to it. Some sarcasm is not readily understood.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9780486415864
Pages to read:   382
Publication:     2001
1st Edition:      1861
Format:            Paperback

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    4
Content          5
Overall           5