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Great Expectations By Charles Dickens

When we hear the word “author”, the first man that comes to our thoughts is Mr. Charles Dickens. “Charles Dickens” is one of a kind who has got great name in the entire world. There is an innumerable number of works that he has done while he had breath in his nostrils. One of the greatest ideas he has put on paper was Great Expectations. In all his works, Chapman and Hall were with him, yea, they never let him down but encouraged him in accomplishing all his works. These publishers stood with him as usual to assist him to publish the book in series which was brought to the public in the form of a weekly magazine. The publication date was in 1860 to 1861, in the United Kingdom. It consisted of three volumes. The series was divided into chapters which were published at diverse times. Like, chapters 1 to 8 were published on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th in December, 1860. The chapters from 9 to 15 were published on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th in January, 1861. The chapters from 16 to 21 were published on 2nd, 9th and 23rd of February. From chapters 22 to 29, 30 to 37, 38 to 42, 43 to 52, 53 to 57 and 58 and 59 were published at regular intervals in time thereafter. Though few critics stood against it, it has brought home, many advantages to its author. The genre of the book is totally based on social criticism and realistic fiction.

Charles Dickens was a handsome young man with more than five children and a beautiful wife. He was born on 7th February, 1812, in England and died on 9th June, 1870, in his native country.

Great Expectations is a book which is now in the heart of every Homo sapiens. It was renowned and is loved. How can a man stop loving after reading this wonderful book? It is essential for every young person in his/her life to read this book as it contains how to lead a dignified life. It shows how we should not get depressed when troubles arise and how we should not get over-whelming in joy when a solution comes up.


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