Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Great Expectations is written in the genre of "bildungsroman" or the style of book that follows the story of a man or woman in their quest for maturity, usually starting from childhood and ending in the main character's eventual adulthood. Great Expectations is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early days of childhood until adulthood and trying to be a gentleman along the way. The story can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people.

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The 23rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 4th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - 5th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  4. - 14th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  5. - 14th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  6. - 16th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  7. - 24th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  8. - 37th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  9. - 37th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  10. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  11. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
  12. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  13. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  14. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  15. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  16. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  17. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  18. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  19. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  20. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  21. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  22. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)

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