Title: Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Finished: August 21
Pages: 544
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publish Year: 2002
ISBN: 0141439564

A timeless classic, adapted to film, about an orphaned boy, Pip, reared by my sister and her husband, only to come into a large fortune by an unknown donor. Pip leaves his family behind on a quest to become a true gentleman and learn everything one of money needs to know. He falls in love with Estella only to have his heart broken over and over by the cold hearted woman.

Dickens writes dark and lonely well, and nothing is left out in this tale of fortune, forgiveness, and finding out the truth.

Though the story focuses on Pip and his life before and after money, it takes a turn into telling the story of all characters and how Pip was throw into this life without even realizing the knowledge he held, key secrets to his love’s real life and those around him.

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