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Great Expectations
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pips adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle.
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GinaKButler
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Waiting on #HurricaneIan
The new model has it going right over our town. 🌀

So, starting this classic that I‘ve been meaning to get to! It‘s my #doublespin from August.

#bookspinbingo
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CoverToCoverGirl Stay safe! We are still recovering from Fiona here in Atlantic Canada. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Good luck with both the book and the hurricane!!! 1w
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SusanLee
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Eggs 🖤💙🖤 2w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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First day of annual leave 🥳

AmyG Enjoy! 1mo
julesG Enjoy your holiday! 1mo
Ruthiella Have fun! 😃 1mo
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CallMeIshmael
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Finally reading this classic

ellie_ember How would you rate it? I recently read Bleak House (which I super enjoyed), but I'm not sure if other Dickens books are worth the time investment. 4mo
CallMeIshmael @ellie_ember I‘m really enjoying it, I have recently reverted to older literature it‘s been a nice change of pace in this world 4mo
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Melli
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Doing laundry reading this beauty

Bklover Reading by candlelight! 🕯 8mo
Melli Yes I love sitting and reading with all the lights off and a candle lit 8mo
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KaraAnn90
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
Pickpick

Revisited this one from childhood. Brought back memories. Hard to continue reading in some parts.

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HSomai
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Started this amazing book 📚 Have you read it?

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Eggs
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HeatherBookNerd
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Mehso-so

Basically a prodigal son story that‘s 300 pages too long. There were such a ridiculous number of coincidences that I was literally guffawing out loud as each thread of the story tied up neatly in a bow - all lessons learned, all good people rewarded, and all villains either killed off or transformed by their misdeeds into a good person. I think Dickens is just not for me. He does get credit for Miss Havisham though. She‘s one creepy, crazy gal.

TiredLibrarian You can tell he was paid per installment! 13mo
HeatherBookNerd @TiredLibrarian Yes. Yes you can. 13mo
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Rissreads
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Pickpick

I cannot believe that I am reading this for the first time at 50. What a wonderful story this was. Absolutely loved it!

Lcsmcat I loved Dickens as a kid, but I get so much more out of him now. 50 might be the perfect age to read this one. 🙂 13mo
Jeg Good for you. Maybe I should try again. I hated reading him at high school and have never tried again. 13mo
MrsMalaprop 👏👏👏 One of my faves. Now you should read 13mo
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under.a.pile.of.books
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
Pickpick

Haven't read Dickens after childhood. Have only a faded memory of this book. SO FINALLY got around to reading Dickens!! It was a good read despite the draggy bits here and there. On the whole, loved the plot. The journey of Pip and the character development is beautifully written! #deep

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under.a.pile.of.books
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truthinfiction
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Talk about reading with a view!

sharread Welcome to Litsy! ❤ 1y
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TK-421
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and #broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.” #QuotsyApr21

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Totally how I feel today. It's 10 C and sunny out, and I heard Shaina Twain on the radio and I am just high up on sugar and life 💕

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Consuelo238
Grandes esperanzas | Charles Dickens
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Al principio es una lectura pesada y que no te lleva a ningún lugar, o eso parece, tienes que pasar un poco más de la mitad del libro para engancharte, que historia! El final no me gusto, creo que el protagonista merecía más, pero al final es Dickens. Me encanto el giro y cómo uso cada detalle, el final inesperado y muy rápido, apresurado para mi gusto. Definitivamente un clásico que tienes que poner en tu lista!

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Seeking_Serenity
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I love this sentence, although it seems cruel. I think it shows how heartbreak can transform a person as no one is born this cruel. Miss Havisham got her heart broken by her fiancee, and she couldn't cope with it. I'm not saying that what she is doing to pip and Estella is right, but I feel like we should maybe cut her some slack?

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Mitch
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I missed Mr Dickens birthday last Sunday - so celebrating with a few favourite passages and an indulgent clotted cream shortbread! Happy Birthday , sir!

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Panpan

I found Great Expectations a real slog, and struggled to get through to the end. I loved David Copperfield enough that I‘m not dissuaded from ever trying Dickens again, but Great Expectations and I are done. I certainly wouldn‘t recommend it to a first-timer! My summary and full review here: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/great-expectations-charles-dickens/

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STORYBOOK-CAFE
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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I cherish these winter nights. If I had it my way, it would always be dark by 6:00 pm and the snow would never stop falling. I have a pot of homemade beef stew bubbling on the stove, a pot of hot coffee close behind and now I just need the perfect book to make my night complete. I do believe it's time for a dinner date with my Mr. Dickens. Though Emerson whispers faintly in my ear. Perhaps I'll have to invite them both. I adore their company🕯️📖

Texreader You do make it all sound ideal! But I do love 70-degree winter days! 2y
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Liz_M
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Shoot, I forgot to continue posting the #12coloursofdecember. Here is the only silver book that I own.

#WinterGames2020 #wintergames #MerryReaders
@Clwojick, +10 +1 points

bnp Pretty cover! 2y
Liz_M @bnp I don't particularly like this Dickens, but when I saw it for $3 at half-price books, I had to buy it. 😂 2y
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Addison_Reads
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Panpan

I gave it a try, and I pushed myself to finish it, but in the end, I just wasn't impressed. I was bored and just ready for it to be over.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

The_Penniless_Author Yes. Very much yes. I appreciate Dickens and philosophically we're on the same page, but the man can take three pages to describe a doorknob, and this book bored me to tears. 2y
Addison_Reads @The_Penniless_Author I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt this way. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I haven't tried this particular Dickens yet, but overall I've found him to be a mixed bag haha 2y
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Minervasbutler
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Pickpick

A long-overdue reread. Tighter in construction than the average Dickens, more sombre in tone than usual but still a rollicking good read, from the terrifying opening scene in the graveyard on.

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wanderinglynn
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#3books I hated

Loathe would actually be a better word. I loathe these books. It may be an #unpopularopinion, but I can‘t stand any of Hemingway or Dickens. I may have picked these 3 in particular because they all cue freshman year high school English class flashbacks. 😆

Bookwormjillk Ethan Frome was so much better as an adult. I read it as a freshman too and I have no idea what they thought we would get out of that. The other two - no argument there 😂 2y
LeahBergen Damn! I liked all three of them. 😂😂 2y
samantharoberts I hated The Old Man and the Sea!! 2y
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Ruthiella I love Dickens but am with you on The Old Man and the Sea. I didn‘t care if he ever caught that fish! 😅 2y
wanderinglynn @Bookwormjillk @LeahBergen given that I‘ve been out of HS for 26 years and I read them in freshman English class, I probably should give them another try. But the trauma of HS, it sticks with you 😆 2y
wanderinglynn @samanthagutt @Ruthiella I hate Hemingway in general, but that book in particular. 😤👎🏻 (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB Echoing @LeahBergen 🤣 2y
Scochrane26 I like Hemingway sometimes, but I still haven‘t read that one. I listened to Great Expectations 2 yrs ago, & it was better than I thought it would be. Still not planning to continue dickens though. Ethan Frome I reread a few yrs ago, & it‘s ok. In hs, I was traumatized forever by Scarlet Letter & Heart of Darkness. 2y
wanderinglynn @Scochrane26 the beauty of HS is we were all traumatized by some forced, I mean “required” reading 😆 2y
LeahBergen Well, let‘s just say I read all three quite a few years after high school. I often wonder what they‘re thinking with these “required” reads. They don‘t seem remotely appealing to a teenage sensibility. 🤔 2y
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB 👯‍♂️😂😂 2y
wanderinglynn @LeahBergen and I had a freshman English teacher, who had a complete breakdown the next year and left teaching. 2y
Hooked_on_books Oh thank goodness! I HATED The Old Man and the Sea! What a stupid book! So glad it‘s not just me. 👐🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @Hooked_on_books 🙌🏻 nope, you are not alone. 😉😆 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚👎🏻📚 2y
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Reviewsbylola
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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When your birthday includes new #folios! Thank you @emilyhaldi and @Mdargusch #foliofreaks

vivastory Happy Birthday 🎉🎂📚 2y
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Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥂🎂🎈 2y
emilyhaldi Enjoy 🥳🥳🥳🥳 2y
LeahBergen Lucky you! Happy Bday, again! 😘 2y
MsMelissa Happy Birthday 🎂 Those books are beautiful! 2y
Megabooks Happy birthday!! Great presents!! 🎉🎉🥳🥳📚📚 2y
batsy What lovely gifts! Well done @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch ❤️❤️ 2y
Kalalalatja Lucky you! 😍 2y
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Aussie_SFF
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
Mehso-so

The only great thing about this was imagining Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham and Pip from South Park as Pip. My first and probably only Dickens novel. I will stick with Austen and the Brontes from now one.
2.5/5 Stars.

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reclusivepigeon
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Doing homework when suddenly... Foot Cuddles! P.S. her snoring is very distracting.

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Bits
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Pickpick

So. Freaking. Good.
Can't even say anything else about it.
(I apparently don't treat my pretty books right while I'm reading them cuz this poor cover. 🤭😕)

Nute The Penguin Clothbound editions are fragile by design. I think that they are beautiful books. I purchased a few and discovered this design flaw quite quickly so now they are pretty display books but not handled for reading. 2y
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Bits
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I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.

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Bits
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My father's family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Auntynanny
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Pickpick

I found this book a bit hard to get into at first, but I was really interested in the story by the end. I remember watching the movie with Josh Hartnett years ago, but it seems like they changed a lot for that adaptation.

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Bits
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"There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one."

TheSpineView 🤗 Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Bits @TheSpineView thanks! 2y
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Bits
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"Take another glass of wine, and excuse my mentioning that society as a body does not expect one to be so strictly conscientious in emptying one's glass, as to turn it bottom upwards with the rim on one's nose."

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Bits
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"You may get cheated, robbed and murdered in London. But there are plenty of people anywhere who'll do that for you."

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Bits
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Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.

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Bits
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... You must be a common scholar afore you can be an oncommon one, I should hope!

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Bits
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If you can't get to be oncommon through going straight, you'll never get to do it through going crooked.

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Schlinkles
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Each day at 3pm EST, I‘m reading two chapters of this live on E. Shaver‘s Instagram. It‘s a good time because I‘ve never read it before and Dickens is so funny.

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Jennaree3
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
Pickpick

A bit verbose with some very old English, but an enjoyable read!

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TracyReadsBooks
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Another great cover from the depths of my library bookshelves. 1973 edition. $3.50

batsy Lovely cover! 2y
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SLSbooks
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
Pickpick

So glad I picked this dusty old paperback (inherited from the in-laws) off my bookshelf and finally read it. This one reminded me of why I love the classics so much! Dickens is SO good at showing us the follies of humanity, while ultimately leaving us happier and wiser. I was only sad to see that humans haven‘t changed much in all these years, which means we probably never will....

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CoffeeNBooks
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I enjoyed listening to this! #ReadingClassicsIn2020

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read this in high school, and don‘t remember it fondly...it‘s probably one I should revisit as an adult. I half read/listened to Bleak House last year and found that one interesting. 2y
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Murraz
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens

Currently reading!

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Susanita
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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1. Miss Haversham, get over yourself!
2. Bean
3. Liver
4. Expensive dress that didn‘t fit
5. Cat snuggles, mindless TV, wine
#randosurvey

wanderinglynn Totally agree with your answer to No. 1. 🙌🏻 3y
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jackilynn
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I thought this was very fitting today. I 😍🌷

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LadyReader1982
Great Expectations | Charles Dickens

Love this Book.

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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 3y
Eggs Hah we chose the same book ❣️@TheSpineView 3y
TheSpineView @Eggs 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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Eggs
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A story which showcases that affection, loyalty, and conscience are more important than social advancement, wealth, and class.

#expectation

#reallyrandomfebruary

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I‘ll have to tackle this one someday! 3y
Eggs Hope you enjoy @OriginalCyn620 3y
tpixie My girlfriend in six grade read this and loved it and I wanted to read it ever since. Maybe four decades later I should get around to it! 3y
Eggs It was required reading in 7th grade for me-you should give it a try 3y
Geenie Need to reread. Been a while since middle school. (edited) 3y
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