• Reading Levels 3 - 5

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens' 13th novel, Great Expectations, is often considered one of his best. It has everything readers have come to expect from the great writer, including a charismaticHaving an outgoing and charming personality. orphan, a mysterious benefactorA person who gives money to help a cause or an individual. and a stream of morally dubious members of the Victorian upper and lower classes. The complex plot involves a series of betrayals, revelations and coincidences but, at its heart, it is a story about a boy who is trying to improve himself. At various points, Pip wants to be better educated, a better person and to find a better position in society. As he grows up, he slowly begins to learn which of these is most important.

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