Great ExpectationsBook - 2003
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GreenwichFiction Mar 13, 2019
Appeals to all ages. Wonderful adventure story. Excellent movie to go with it (David Lean). The main character is a good person, basically a coming-of-age story. Also a love story. A scary start but the warmth of Pip’s family balances that. -- Margot H.
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Spring is the time of the year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade
That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.
"Mother by adoption," retorted Estella, never departing from the easy grace of her attitude, never raising her voice as the other did, never yielding either to anger or tenderness, "Mother by adoption, I have said that I owe everything to you. All I possess is freely yours. All that you have given me, is at your command to have again. Beyond that, I have nothing. And if you ask me to give you what you never gave me, my gratitude and duty cannot do impossibilities."
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