Book Review: Great Expectations


I have finally got round to reading my first Charles Dickens Novel! This was also partially inspired by watching the TV series Dickensian at Christmas and falling in love with Arthur Havisham (played by the gorgeous Joseph Quinn)

I did wonder if I would find it heavy going and difficult to read due to when it written but luckily I found it easy to read.

As you follow Pip’s journey through life from being poor to rich and somewhat poor again I would have hoped he would have made better choices with his money especially as Magwitch had worked so hard to raise that fortune for him.

I also hadn’t realised how small a part Arthur had in Great Expectations but I still relished reading about him though I would have liked reading pre his ill health.

Although Miss Havisham is alive for the majority of Great Expectations she still manages to act as a spectre over Pip.

I give it 5/5 and will be reading the rest of Charles Dickens work soon!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nanacathy2
    Aug 09, 2016 @ 07:48:37

    So glad you liked this, one of my favourites. Try David Copperfield next, it contains quite a lot of autobiography. Also try and track the tv version with Daniel Radcliffe. He plays young David and is incredible.


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