Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens with Margaret Cardwell (Contributor), Kate Flint (Contributor)

505 pages first pub 1861 (editions)

fiction classics mysterious slow-paced

Description

An unknown benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves to London. His expectations prove to be unfound...

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Moods

mysterious 50%
reflective 47%
emotional 41%
adventurous 33%
challenging 29%
sad 22%
dark 21%
funny 18%
hopeful 17%
tense 13%
inspiring 11%
lighthearted 6%
informative 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

slow 74%
medium 23%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 11% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 24% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 68% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.5

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