Saturday, June 6, 2015

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

Read, reviewed, and released in November, 2004

In high school, I read an excerpt from this book, and from that, I had no desire to read the rest of it. That's too bad, because it is an excellent book, and I'm enjoying it very much now. The excerpt was the part about the moldy wedding cake and the ancient "bride" who had been left at the altar decades before. Pip meets Miss Haversham.

This is the story of Pip, a boy from humble beginnings who suddenly and unexpectedly is made wealthy. He does not know the identity of his benefactor, but he thinks he knows. When he is grown, he has reason to regret the way he had treated some people close to him. The themes of love, rejection, repentance, and forgiveness are masterfully woven in the plot.

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