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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip. I give Pirrip as my father's family name, on the authority of his tombstone and my sister - Mrs. Joe Gargery, who married the blacksmith. As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them for their days were long before the days of photographs , my first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their tombstones.
Great Expectations is one of the most famous and much-loved novels by the great master of Victorian prose, Charles Dickens. 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. The novel centers around a poor young man by the name of Pip, who is given the chance to make himself a gentleman by a mysterious benefactor. Great Expectations offers a fascinating view of the differences between classes during the Victorian era , as well as a great sense of comedy and pathos. The novel opens in an exciting vein.
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Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel: a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield , to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel is set in Kent and London in the early to midth century  and contains some of Dickens's most memorable scenes, including the opening in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham , the beautiful but cold Estella , and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil.