Great Expectations (1861)

Great Expectations (1861)

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Charles Dickens By CharlesDickens Completed

On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an orphan who is about six years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard while visiting the graves of his mother, father, and siblings. The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file to grind away his shackles, from the home he shares with his abusive older sister and her kind, passive husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. The next day, soldiers recapture the convict while he is engaged in a fight with another convict; the two are returned to the prison ships from which they escaped...

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I gotta read this and the book "mister pip" by lloyd jones 😭😭
It really neat that Pip imagines what his parents must have looked like *sniffs* but it's so sad also.
horololoe horololoe Jan 23
He tilted me again until our nose rubbed against each other-
*looks at Pip then at the man* 
                              "You heard him don't do it."
horololoe horololoe Jan 23
“darn me if I couldn't eat them (Pip's cheeks) and if I don't have half a mind to even think about it”
Glittsy118 Glittsy118 Apr 12
Gotta read this cos I’ve got my exam on it in two weeks time - life saver ❤️❤️