30 de setembre de 2013

Talking about... Great Expectations de Charles Dickens

El proper dijous dia 3 d'octubre a les 19h iniciem el nostre 4t Cicle de tertúlies en anglès Talking about... Ens trobarem a la Biblioteca Pompeu Fabra per practicar l'anglès i parlar sobre aquest llibre i el seu autor.

Charles Dickens
(Feb. 7, 1812, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Eng.— June 9, 1870, Gad’s Hill, Kent)

English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era. His many volumes include such works as A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity than had any previous author during his lifetime. His long career saw fluctuations in the reception and sales of individual novels, but none of them was negligible or uncharacteristic or disregarded, and, though he is now admired for aspects and phases of his work that were given less weight by his contemporaries, his popularity has never ceased and his present critical standing is higher than ever before. The most abundantly comic of English authors, he was much more than a great entertainer. The range, compassion, and intelligence of his apprehension of his society and its shortcomings enriched his novels and made him both one of the great forces in 19th-century literature and an influential spokesman of the conscience of his age.

Great Expectations

In a gloomy, neglected house Miss Havisham sits, as she has sat year after year, in a wedding dress and veil that were once white, and are now faded and yellow with age. Her face is like a death's head; her dark eyes burn with bitterness and hate. By her side sits a proud and beautiful girl, and in front of her, trembling with fear in his thick country boots, stands young Pip. Miss Havisham stares at Pip coldly, and murmurs to the girl at her side: 'Break his heart, Estella. Break his heart!'

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