Great Expectations Quotes by Charles Dickens(page 3 of 16)
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Great Expectations Quotes
I turned my head aside, for, with a rush and a sweep, like the old marsh winds coming up from the sea, a feeling like that which had subdued me on the morning when I left the forge, when the mists were solemnly rising, and when I laid my hand upon the village finger-post, smote upon my heart again. There was silence between us for a little while. Just in case we're not getting it, Dickens basically lays it out for us here: the mists of Pip's hometown are an external representation of the mists inside his head. External is internal; internal is external. Many a time of an evening, when I sat alone looking at the fire, I thought, after all, there was no fire like the forge fire and the kitchen fire at home. It's not all marshes and darkness down by the river: Joe's forge is cozy and warm, especially once the threat of Mrs.
Becoming a blacksmith had once seemed like a perfectly respectable way to live his life. Now, because of his exposure to Miss Havisham and Estella, working.
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Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel: it depicts the personal growth and development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. The novel is set in Kent and London in the early to midth century and is full of extreme imagery — poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death and has a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham , the beautiful but cold Estella , and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith. Its themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round , from 1 December to August In October , Chapman and Hall published the complete novel in three volumes.