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28-Jul-2014 11:22 by 8 Comments

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I got a refund and Amazon didn't even want it back (probably because of shipping, but I like to think it's because they know it's a bad copy.) This 'book' is going directly into the recycling, but I might consider shredding it because this copy really doesn't deserve to be on anyone's bookshelf.

Buyer beware of the "book" available at this link: I bought the paperback version, and was horrified when I opened the package.

The bottom line for me is that Great Expectations is a tale told in first person by Pip, and I really couldn’t quite bring myself to like him.

I kept thinking he deserved all the bad things that happened to him, and none of the good things.

And yet this is arguably the most compelling of Dickens's novels for, unlike David Copperfield or Martin Chuzzlewit, the reader can never be sure that things will work out for Pip.

Even Dickens apparently had his doubts--he wrote two endings for this novel.

The novel also appears to make a point that is a little disturbing, that one should be careful what one wishes for, because you might be better off accepting one’s lot in life.

Clearly, in this case at least, fulfillment of great expectations does not lead to a better life.

The novel begins with young orphaned Philip Pirrip--Pip--running afoul of an escaped convict in a cemetery.

This terrifying personage bullies Pip into stealing food and a file for him, threatening that if he tells a soul "your heart and your liver shall be tore out, roasted and ate." The boy does as he's asked, but the convict is captured anyway, and transported to the penal colonies in Australia.

But having expectations, as Pip soon learns, is a two-edged sword, and nothing is as he thought it would be.

Like that other "little piece," A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations is different from the usual Dickensian fare: the story is dark, almost surreal at times, and you'll find few of the author's patented comic characters and no comic set pieces.

A part of my personal "Classics I Should Have Read But Didn't" series, I listened to most of Great Expectations as opposed to reading it, the version read by Simon Prebble. The story of Pip and his great expectations is a classic that I had never read before. I have read a great many of Dicken’s works and love his writing.