I just finished reading it, and just wanted to start a discussion. I seem to becoming a Charles Dickens fan. I loved reading Great Expectations. I have the movie on DVD. Also, am starting to read "A Tale of Two Cities". If anyone would like to jump in with any comments about "Great Expectations", I would enjoy the conversation.
Did you know Dickens' publisher made him write two endings for Great expectations - one where Pip & Estella reunite and marry and life happily ever after - Thanks be to God Dickens prevailed!!! I first read GE in 9th grade at my boarding school in Paris and it turned me into an Anglophile immediately. To this day I can remember the openning lines from A Tale of Two Cities: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way... My Tutor had us always memorize the fist paragraph of every book we read. I liked Tale better than GE, be interested in what you think mon ami?
Aug 26, 2009 9:49 pm