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Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

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A critical reading of Dickens' novel "Great Expectations" for 'A' Level candidates and undergraduates.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 7th 1990 by Penguin Books
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This is not a typical Dickens novel. The themes are more dark and sinister, and the characters experience a lot of disappointment and violence without the usual happy ending. There are of course some moments of brotherly love and devotion, and I suppose the good characters seem even better when contrasted with the twisted and depressing characters of Estella and Mrs. Havisham. I enjoyed reading this book. It was very real and Dickens is of course an exceptional writer to say the least. But if yo ...more
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I had greater expectations... yet a good book nonetheless.
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