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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

While visiting his parents gravesite in the marshy mists of a village graveyard, Pip, a young orphan living with his older sister, encounters a shivering, limping convict on the run. In spite of his fear of the man, Pip befriends the convict and gives aid, an act that spells considerable consequences for Pip later in life. Fate intervenes and Pip is sent to the household of Miss Havisham, a wealthy and eccentric spinster. Pip shares the household with Miss Havisham and her beautiful, but cold, adopted daughter Estella. Estella seizes every opportunity to tempt and spurn the admiring Pip. Undaunted, Pip tries to make a gentleman of himself and win the heart of Estella by using a trust fund he believes has been established for him by Miss Havisham. A word about the author: After completing GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Dickens had the work critiqued by his friend and novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton. Lytton objected strongly to the original 'unacceptable' ending, so Dickens changed it to its current 'more acceptable' form. In this reading, you will hear both endings. The 'acceptable' ending is first and the original ending is presented second.

While visiting his parents gravesite in the marshy mists of a village graveyard, Pip, a young orphan living with his older sister, encounters a shivering, limping convict on the run. In spite of his fear of the man, Pip befriends the convict and gives aid, an act that spells considerable consequences for Pip later in life. Fate intervenes and Pip is sent to the household of Miss Havisham, a wealthy and eccentric spinster. Pip shares the household with Miss Havisham and her beautiful, but cold, adopted daughter Estella. Estella seizes every opportunity to tempt and spurn the admiring Pip. Undaunted, Pip tries to make a gentleman of himself and win the heart of Estella by using a trust fund he believes has been established for him by Miss Havisham. A word about the author: After completing GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Dickens had the work critiqued by his friend and novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton. Lytton objected strongly to the original 'unacceptable' ending, so Dickens changed it to its current 'more acceptable' form. In this reading, you will hear both endings. The 'acceptable' ending is first and the original ending is presented second.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

While visiting his parents gravesite in the marshy mists of a village graveyard, Pip, a young orphan living with his older sister, encounters a shivering, limping convict on the run. In spite of his fear of the man, Pip befriends the convict and gives aid, an act that spells considerable consequences for Pip later in life. Fate intervenes and Pip is sent to the household of Miss Havisham, a wealthy and eccentric spinster. Pip shares the household with Miss Havisham and her beautiful, but cold, adopted daughter Estella. Estella seizes every opportunity to tempt and spurn the admiring Pip. Undaunted, Pip tries to make a gentleman of himself and win the heart of Estella by using a trust fund he believes has been established for him by Miss Havisham. A word about the author: After completing GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Dickens had the work critiqued by his friend and novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton. Lytton objected strongly to the original 'unacceptable' ending, so Dickens changed it to its current 'more acceptable' form. In this reading, you will hear both endings. The 'acceptable' ending is first and the original ending is presented second.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gene Engene

Length:

21h 18m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

39:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

34:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

32:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

36:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

13:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

25:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

21:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

14:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

38:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

35:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

19:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

14:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

32:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

20:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

14:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:09