Great Expectations By Charles Dickens

Great Expectations By Charles Dickens

Sinopse

From the opening passage itself of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the reader is drawn into the world of the hero, Pip, who is at that time, seven years old. The author creates an unforgettable atmosphere: the gloom of the graveyard, the melancholy of the orphan boy, the mists rising over the marshes and the terrifying appearance of an escaped convict in chains. Told in first person (one of the only two books that Dickens used this form for, the other being David Copperfield) Great Expectations is a classic coming of age novel, in which we trace the growth and evolution of Pip or Philip Pirrip to give his full name. Pip has lost his parents very early in life and is being brought up by his much older sister and brother-in-law Joe Gargery. His sister is a dominating and shrewish woman, while Joe is an affectionate man. Joe's uncle Mr Pumblechook (another of Dickens' delightfully evocative names) asks Joe to send Pip to the stately mansion Statis House ostensibly to play with the owner Miss Havisham's adopted daughter Estella. This marks the beginning of a life-changing experience for Pip. Miss Havisham is a wealthy eccentric whose twisted agenda is that of taking revenge on the man who jilted her at the altar. Pip is unwittingly drawn into her malevolent schemes. When Pip grows older, Miss Havisham's lawyer Mr Jaggers informs Pip that he has come into a large fortune from an unknown benefactor and that he must move to London and learn to become a gentleman. What follows is a strange and labyrinthine tale of Pip's journey into adulthood. Dickens' wonderful gift for characterization peoples the book with a host of memorable characters and sub-plots. The novel also explores the fears and anxieties of childhood and traces Pip's moral and emotional development and his ambitions as he matures. Estella as the warped creation of a vengeful mind has her own route to traverse. Great Expectations finds Charles Dickens at the peak of his creative powers. The Victorian preoccupation with wealth and social ambition, personal ambition, class distinctions, crime and punishment and how they looked at education and self improvement as a means to rise in society are all vividly portrayed here. There are some delightfully humorous passages throughout the book which add to its flavor and authenticity. As with most of Dickens' work, this is a book to be savored by young and old alike and preferably to be read aloud, as Dickens himself did in his wildly popular public readings.

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  • Chapter 01
    Chapter 01
    Duração: 12min | 18/10/2017

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  • Chapter 02
    Chapter 02
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  • Chapter 03
    Chapter 03
    Duração: 12min | 16/10/2017

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  • Chapter 04
    Chapter 04
    Duração: 23min | 15/10/2017

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    Chapter 05
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  • Chapter 06
    Chapter 06
    Duração: 05min | 13/10/2017

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  • Chapter 07
    Chapter 07
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  • Chapter 08
    Chapter 08
    Duração: 30min | 11/10/2017

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  • Chapter 09
    Chapter 09
    Duração: 18min | 10/10/2017

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  • Chapter 10
    Chapter 10
    Duração: 16min | 09/10/2017

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  • Chapter 11
    Chapter 11
    Duração: 34min | 08/10/2017

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  • Chapter 12
    Chapter 12
    Duração: 14min | 07/10/2017

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  • Chapter 13
    Chapter 13
    Duração: 19min | 06/10/2017

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  • Chapter 14
    Chapter 14
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  • Chapter 15
    Chapter 15
    Duração: 28min | 04/10/2017

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  • Chapter 16
    Chapter 16
    Duração: 11min | 03/10/2017

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  • Chapter 17
    Chapter 17
    Duração: 21min | 02/10/2017

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  • Chapter 18
    Chapter 18
    Duração: 33min | 01/10/2017

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  • Chapter 19
    Chapter 19
    Duração: 37min | 30/09/2017

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    Chapter 20
    Duração: 19min | 29/09/2017

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    Chapter 21
    Duração: 12min | 28/09/2017

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  • Chapter 22
    Chapter 22
    Duração: 32min | 27/09/2017

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    Chapter 23
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    Chapter 24
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    Chapter 25
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    Chapter 26
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    Chapter 27
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    Chapter 28
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    Chapter 29
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    Chapter 30
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    Chapter 31
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    Chapter 32
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    Chapter 33
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    Chapter 34
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    Chapter 35
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  • Chapter 36
    Chapter 36
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  • Chapter 37
    Chapter 37
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  • Chapter 38
    Chapter 38
    Duração: 33min | 11/09/2017

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    Chapter 39
    Duração: 32min | 10/09/2017

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    Chapter 40
    Duração: 35min | 09/09/2017

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    Chapter 41
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    Chapter 42
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    Chapter 43
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    Chapter 44
    Duração: 20min | 05/09/2017

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    Chapter 45
    Duração: 19min | 04/09/2017

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    Chapter 46
    Duração: 19min | 03/09/2017

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    Chapter 47
    Duração: 16min | 02/09/2017

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  • Chapter 48
    Chapter 48
    Duração: 18min | 01/09/2017

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  • Chapter 49
    Chapter 49
    Duração: 24min | 31/08/2017

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    Chapter 50
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    Chapter 51
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    Chapter 52
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  • Chapter 53
    Chapter 53
    Duração: 32min | 27/08/2017

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  • Chapter 54
    Chapter 54
    Duração: 35min | 26/08/2017

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  • Chapter 55
    Chapter 55
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    Chapter 56
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  • Chapter 57
    Chapter 57
    Duração: 32min | 23/08/2017

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  • Chapter 58
    Chapter 58
    Duração: 21min | 22/08/2017

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    Chapter 59
    Duração: 11min | 21/08/2017

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