all that I ever hope to say,
is that I love the world."
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Great Expectations, described by G. K. Chesterton as a “study in human weakness and the slow human surrender,” may be called Charles Dickens' finest moment in a remarkably illustrious literary career. Written in the last decade of his life, Great Expectations reveals Dickens’ dark attitudes toward Victorian society, its inherent class structure and its materialism. Yet this novel persists as one of Dickens’ most popular. Richly comic and immensely readable, Great Expectations overspills... (see full book description)