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Great Expectations (Oxford World"s Classics)

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsMargaret Cardwell (Editor), Kate Flint (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages530
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7384012M
ISBN 100192833596
ISBN 109780192833594

Ross, Margaret. Joe, is viciously attacked and becomes a mute invalid. Like much of Charles Dickens's work, Great Expectations was first published in a popular magazine, in regular installments of a few chapters each. Pip almost meets a young girl who, though she kisses him, treats him with contempt.

Full of romance, courageousness, and hope— Great Expectations is a brilliant evocation of a time and place. Pip has discovered that Magwitch is actually Estella's father, and on Magwitch's deathbed Pip tells Magwitch his discovery, and also that he loves Estella. Jaggers, visits Pip and Joe and informs them that Pip has "great expectations. Joe suffers an attack which leaves her mute and incapacitated, although a lot nicer. Great Expectations Plot Summary On Christmas Eve, young Pip, an orphan being raised by his sister and her husband, encounters a frightening man in the village churchyard. The man, after looking at me for a moment, turned me upside down, and emptied my pockets.

In the meantime, Pip helps Miss Haversham comes to terms with the loss of her husband she is caught up in a fire and eventually dies. When the church came to itself - for he was so sudden and strong that he made it go head over heels before me, and I saw the steeple under my feet - when the church came to itself, I say, I was seated on a high tombstone, trembling, while he ate the bread ravenously. In our opinion, Great Expectations is a work which proves that we may expect from Dickens a series of romances far exceeding in power and artistic skill the productions which have already given him such a preeminence among the novelists of the age. Orlick resents Pip and hates Pip's abusive sister.


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Although the visits are emotionally painful and demeaning, Pip continues to go there for several months to play with Estella and to wheel Miss Havisham around. Like all of his great novels, Great Expectations has Dickens's brilliant use of character and plot—along with an incredible sensibility and sympathy for the way that the British class system was constructed in the nineteenth century.

Pip obeys, but the fearsome convict is soon captured anyway. The author palpably uses his observations as materials for his creative faculties to work upon; he does not record, but invents; and he produces something which is natural only under conditions prescribed by his own mind.

So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

In London, Pip studies with a tutor and lives with a new and close friend, Herbert. Jaggers, visits Pip and Joe and informs them that Pip has "great expectations. As an orphaned boy living with his sister and town blacksmith, Pip is established as belonging to a low social class.

Pip decides to go abroad with Herbert to work in the mercantile trade. On the edge of the river I could faintly make out the only two black things in all the prospect that seemed to be standing upright; one of these was the beacon by which the sailors steered - like an unhooped cask upon a pole - an ugly thing when you were near it; the other a gibbet, with some chains hanging to it which had once held a pirate.

While exploring in the churchyard near the tombstones of his parents, Pip is accosted by an escaped convict. Pip, the hero, from whose mind the whole representation takes its form and color, is admirably delineated throughout. Miss Havisham, meanwhile, is softening a bit, and seems repentant for her life-long mission against love.

Magwitch, the "warmint" who "grew up took up," whose memory extended only to that period of his childhood when he was "a-thieving turnips for his living" down in Essex, but in whom a life of crime had only intensified the feeling of gratitude for the one kind action of which he was the object, is hardly equalled in grotesque grandeur by anything which Dickens has previously done.

Summary Analysis Pip, the narrator of the novel, explains that his full name is Philip Pirrip, but that as a young child he could only pronounce his name as Pip, which is what everyone now calls him.

A man who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mud, and lamed by stones, and cut by flints, and stung by nettles, and torn by briars; who limped, and shivered, and glared and growled; and whose teeth chattered in his head as he seized me by the chin.

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At his sister's house, Pip is a boy without expectations. Pip, terrified, swears that he will, and the man lets him go. There is abundant evidence of genius both in the humorous and pathetic parts, but the artistic impression is one of anarchy rather than unity.

Estella is beautiful, and Pip develops a strong crush on her, a crush that turns into love as he grows older.

From the character and turn of the inscription, "Also Georgiana Wife of the Above," I drew a childish conclusion that my mother was freckled and sickly.

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Pip accuses her of being jealous of him when she suggests Joe does not need improving. Among the people he knows in London are Wemmick, a clerk in Jaggers' office who becomes a friend, and Bentley Drummle, a horrible brute of a boy who begins to make moves on Estella.

Pip has discovered that Magwitch is actually Estella's father, and on Magwitch's deathbed Pip tells Magwitch his discovery, and also that he loves Estella. Charles Dickens set Great Expectations during the time that England was becoming a wealthy world power.

Pip had looked forward to that for years, but now that he has seen "genteel" life, he views the forge as a death sentence. It is not Miss Havisham who has made many misleading comments indicating it was herbut rather a petty criminal named Magwitch.

Dickens's previous works, as it appeared in installments, and can testify to the felicity with which expectation was excited and prolonged, and to the series of surprises which accompanied the unfolding of the plot of the story.

And, Miss Havisham is one of the richest as well as the most unhappy and loneliest. Eventually, a plan is hatched by Herbert and Pip, whereby Pip and Magwitch will flee the country by rowing down the river and catching a steamer bound for Europe.

Herbert and Pip tried to help to escape Abel, but when they were about to do it, Abel is wounded and captured. The next day, on Christmas, the prisoner was captured and returned to the prison ship known as The Hulks.

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