Back to Main List
Back to Book List

Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens


Finished Dicken's masterwork "Great Expectations." Being one of Clay Clay Jenkinson's favorites, I had for it great expectations. I can tell it's theme-dense. Obviously wealth and poverty, class, criminal justice, unrequited love and how about half of the marriages are horrible for the wives, isolation, growing up. It's somewhat a prodigal son tale.

Although so far, I'm finding Dickens generally just a bit too peoply. But some self denial in the interest of becoming better culturally informed is OK.