Charles Dickens’ character Miss Havisham, addled guardian of protagonist Pip’s icy beloved, Estella, Miss Havisham guides her charge to eschew love and emotional connection. Not only does she train Estella to be heartless, Miss Havisham herself cuts a creepy figure. jilted on her wedding day decades before, she remained in her wedding dress and allowed the cake to rot away on the table. Worth Reading, Charles Dickens, Classic Book, Great Expecting, Book Worth, Book Character, Reading Lists, Book Covers Art, Booklikescom Book
One of my favorites. Dickens incorporates several genres in this novel (mystery, crime, romance) yet tells a cohesive and endlessly entertaining story. Pip, who narrates and stars as protagonist, teaches us much about what's important in life as he navigates his rags-to-riches existence and deals with the trials and tribulations of family, love, and money.
Beginning and ending with some of English literature's most famous lines, Charles Dickens' novel thrives on tension and conflict, all set against the bloody backdrop of the French Revolution. The novel's sense of urgency and intimacy will draw you in and propel you through one of the most tumultuous times in history.
How many have you read? (In college I had a t-shirt that said, "Celebrate Freedom: Read a Banned book." Gosh I loved that shirt. ) :: 40 Banned Books UPDATED: I'm agreeing with the comments and I think that is the point about sharing about banned books. The reasons seldom make sense to those of us who believe in the freedom to read. Here's more info: www.ala.org/...