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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens


' "And the communication I have got to make is, that he has Great Expectations."

"I am instructed to communicate to him, that he will come into a handsome property. Further, that it is the desire of the present possessor of that property, that he be immediately removed from his present sphere of life and from this place, and be brought up as a gentleman—in a word, as a young fellow of great expectations." ' - Dickens


Surprising that no height-augmentation men's fashion has replaced the top hat. At least, none that I know of. I am, after all, a commoner.