Great Expectations By Charles Dickens

Great Expectations By Charles Dickens

Sinopsis

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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Episodios

  • Chapter 01
    Duración: 12min | 18/10/2017
  • Chapter 02
    Duración: 22min | 17/10/2017
  • Chapter 03
    Duración: 12min | 16/10/2017
  • Chapter 04
    Duración: 23min | 15/10/2017
  • Chapter 05
    Duración: 26min | 14/10/2017
  • Chapter 06
    Duración: 05min | 13/10/2017
  • Chapter 07
    Duración: 27min | 12/10/2017
  • Chapter 08
    Duración: 30min | 11/10/2017
  • Chapter 09
    Duración: 18min | 10/10/2017
  • Chapter 10
    Duración: 16min | 09/10/2017
  • Chapter 11
    Duración: 34min | 08/10/2017
  • Chapter 12
    Duración: 14min | 07/10/2017
  • Chapter 13
    Duración: 19min | 06/10/2017
  • Chapter 14
    Duración: 05min | 05/10/2017
  • Chapter 15
    Duración: 28min | 04/10/2017
  • Chapter 16
    Duración: 11min | 03/10/2017
  • Chapter 17
    Duración: 21min | 02/10/2017
  • Chapter 18
    Duración: 33min | 01/10/2017
  • Chapter 19
    Duración: 37min | 30/09/2017
  • Chapter 20
    Duración: 19min | 29/09/2017
  • Chapter 21
    Duración: 12min | 28/09/2017
  • Chapter 22
    Duración: 32min | 27/09/2017
  • Chapter 23
    Duración: 21min | 26/09/2017
  • Chapter 24
    Duración: 15min | 25/09/2017
  • Chapter 25
    Duración: 18min | 24/09/2017
  • Chapter 26
    Duración: 17min | 23/09/2017
  • Chapter 27
    Duración: 19min | 22/09/2017
  • Chapter 28
    Duración: 15min | 21/09/2017
  • Chapter 29
    Duración: 32min | 20/09/2017
  • Chapter 30
    Duración: 22min | 19/09/2017
  • Chapter 31
    Duración: 14min | 18/09/2017
  • Chapter 32
    Duración: 14min | 17/09/2017
  • Chapter 33
    Duración: 18min | 16/09/2017
  • Chapter 34
    Duración: 15min | 15/09/2017
  • Chapter 35
    Duración: 20min | 14/09/2017
  • Chapter 36
    Duración: 17min | 13/09/2017
  • Chapter 37
    Duración: 18min | 12/09/2017
  • Chapter 38
    Duración: 33min | 11/09/2017
  • Chapter 39
    Duración: 32min | 10/09/2017
  • Chapter 40
    Duración: 35min | 09/09/2017
  • Chapter 41
    Duración: 14min | 08/09/2017
  • Chapter 42
    Duración: 20min | 07/09/2017
  • Chapter 43
    Duración: 13min | 06/09/2017
  • Chapter 44
    Duración: 20min | 05/09/2017
  • Chapter 45
    Duración: 19min | 04/09/2017
  • Chapter 46
    Duración: 19min | 03/09/2017
  • Chapter 47
    Duración: 16min | 02/09/2017
  • Chapter 48
    Duración: 18min | 01/09/2017
  • Chapter 49
    Duración: 24min | 31/08/2017
  • Chapter 50
    Duración: 10min | 30/08/2017
  • Chapter 51
    Duración: 20min | 29/08/2017
  • Chapter 52
    Duración: 13min | 28/08/2017
  • Chapter 53
    Duración: 32min | 27/08/2017
  • Chapter 54
    Duración: 35min | 26/08/2017
  • Chapter 55
    Duración: 18min | 25/08/2017
  • Chapter 56
    Duración: 14min | 24/08/2017
  • Chapter 57
    Duración: 32min | 23/08/2017
  • Chapter 58
    Duración: 21min | 22/08/2017
  • Chapter 59
    Duración: 11min | 21/08/2017