La vicenda di questo splendido romanzo di Dickens – uno dei migliori per coerenza e compattezza costruttiva e per maestria stilistica – ruota intorno a un’illusione che segna irreparabilmente la vita di Pip, il protagonista, un ragazzo del popolo: abbagliato dalle «grandi speranze», lungo il percorso dall’infanzia alla maturità le vede svanire una dopo l’altra; all’indefinita trepidazione dell’attesa si va sostituendo la disillusione tragica, iscritta nitidamente sulle rovine e sulla morte. La scena finale del reincontro di Pip con Estella non è un vero “lieto fine”, e non fornisce risposte: Dickens dice solo che Pip non vide «l’ombra di un altro distacco».
- ISBN: 8893810123
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 576
- Data di uscita: 23-02-2017
“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.” I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read of my own volition, the only other being O
My students (and some of my friends) can't ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake their heads at Leggi tutto
”I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose had shrunk t Leggi tutto
"Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of false perceptions
Not as good as Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist, a tiny bit better than A tale of two cities, but to its core just Oliver Twist 2.0 with a first person narrator, and a perfect reason for why nobody likes serialized short stories condensed to weak novels. I mentioned some of the weaknesses of Dickens Leggi tutto
(Book 876 From 1001 Books) - Great Expectations, Charles Dickens The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip Leggi tutto
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens An orphan protagonist named Pip tells us about fortune and misfortune from his childhood. The protagonist, from his point of view, presents some unforgettable characters' display. And the story is quite gripping with the theme like- ambition, guilt and redemption Leggi tutto
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Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat. This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was. Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it.
Great Expectations …were formed ...were met …and were thoroughly exceeded ! The votes have been tallied , all doubts have been answered and it is official and in the books ...I am a full-fledged , foaming fanboy of Sir Dickens and sporting a massive man-crush for literature’s master story-teller *. *Quic Leggi tutto
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