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