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.

Quem ouviu esse, ouviu também:


Episódios

  • Chapter 01

    Duração: 12min

    | 18/10/2017
  • Chapter 02

    Duração: 22min

    | 17/10/2017
  • Chapter 03

    Duração: 12min

    | 16/10/2017
  • Chapter 04

    Duração: 23min

    | 15/10/2017
  • Chapter 05

    Duração: 26min

    | 14/10/2017
  • Chapter 06

    Duração: 05min

    | 13/10/2017
  • Chapter 07

    Duração: 27min

    | 12/10/2017
  • Chapter 08

    Duração: 30min

    | 11/10/2017
  • Chapter 09

    Duração: 18min

    | 10/10/2017
  • Chapter 10

    Duração: 16min

    | 09/10/2017
  • Chapter 11

    Duração: 34min

    | 08/10/2017
  • Chapter 12

    Duração: 14min

    | 07/10/2017
  • Chapter 13

    Duração: 19min

    | 06/10/2017
  • Chapter 14

    Duração: 05min

    | 05/10/2017
  • Chapter 15

    Duração: 28min

    | 04/10/2017
  • Chapter 16

    Duração: 11min

    | 03/10/2017
  • Chapter 17

    Duração: 21min

    | 02/10/2017
  • Chapter 18

    Duração: 33min

    | 01/10/2017
  • Chapter 19

    Duração: 37min

    | 30/09/2017
  • Chapter 20

    Duração: 19min

    | 29/09/2017
  • Chapter 21

    Duração: 12min

    | 28/09/2017
  • Chapter 22

    Duração: 32min

    | 27/09/2017
  • Chapter 23

    Duração: 21min

    | 26/09/2017
  • Chapter 24

    Duração: 15min

    | 25/09/2017
  • Chapter 25

    Duração: 18min

    | 24/09/2017
  • Chapter 26

    Duração: 17min

    | 23/09/2017
  • Chapter 27

    Duração: 19min

    | 22/09/2017
  • Chapter 28

    Duração: 15min

    | 21/09/2017
  • Chapter 29

    Duração: 32min

    | 20/09/2017
  • Chapter 30

    Duração: 22min

    | 19/09/2017
  • Chapter 31

    Duração: 14min

    | 18/09/2017
  • Chapter 32

    Duração: 14min

    | 17/09/2017
  • Chapter 33

    Duração: 18min

    | 16/09/2017
  • Chapter 34

    Duração: 15min

    | 15/09/2017
  • Chapter 35

    Duração: 20min

    | 14/09/2017
  • Chapter 36

    Duração: 17min

    | 13/09/2017
  • Chapter 37

    Duração: 18min

    | 12/09/2017
  • Chapter 38

    Duração: 33min

    | 11/09/2017
  • Chapter 39

    Duração: 32min

    | 10/09/2017
  • Chapter 40

    Duração: 35min

    | 09/09/2017
  • Chapter 41

    Duração: 14min

    | 08/09/2017
  • Chapter 42

    Duração: 20min

    | 07/09/2017
  • Chapter 43

    Duração: 13min

    | 06/09/2017
  • Chapter 44

    Duração: 20min

    | 05/09/2017
  • Chapter 45

    Duração: 19min

    | 04/09/2017
  • Chapter 46

    Duração: 19min

    | 03/09/2017
  • Chapter 47

    Duração: 16min

    | 02/09/2017
  • Chapter 48

    Duração: 18min

    | 01/09/2017
  • Chapter 49

    Duração: 24min

    | 31/08/2017
  • Chapter 50

    Duração: 10min

    | 30/08/2017
  • Chapter 51

    Duração: 20min

    | 29/08/2017
  • Chapter 52

    Duração: 13min

    | 28/08/2017
  • Chapter 53

    Duração: 32min

    | 27/08/2017
  • Chapter 54

    Duração: 35min

    | 26/08/2017
  • Chapter 55

    Duração: 18min

    | 25/08/2017
  • Chapter 56

    Duração: 14min

    | 24/08/2017
  • Chapter 57

    Duração: 32min

    | 23/08/2017
  • Chapter 58

    Duração: 21min

    | 22/08/2017
  • Chapter 59

    Duração: 11min

    | 21/08/2017