Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder.
His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals.
Pip's desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages, b/w illust
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/01/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099511571
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Review by brigitte64
I really liked this book, weared, funny sometimes he takes to long to describe things, but i really enjoy reading Charles Dickens. He has a wonderfull way of describing people.
Review by HenryG
I was completely shocked at how engrossing I found this book. Granted, I started reading it 3 or 4 times and gave up each time because I couldn't get used to the 19th-century writing style. But once I did, the characters and stories swept me away. The writing offers vivid details to capture the times and places without going off on lengthy, boring tangents (looking at you, Moby Dick). A wonderful story. I can't wait to read more Dickens.
Review by kazzablanca
I read this book originally as a teenager and obviously missed a lot of the character nuances at that time, as I didn't understand why Dickens was so well loved. I picked the book up again a few weeks ago and am so glad that I did! Dickens was such a subtle humourist and his characters so endearing, that I am sure they will stay with me for a very long time. I especially loved Wemmick and his Castle. Such a sweet, enchanting book.