By H. Rider Haggard
For those who love action-adventure novels, you owe it to your self to learn H. Rider Haggard's Ayesha, one of many undisputed classics of the style. during this sequel to the ever-popular She, intrepid explorer Allan Quatermain returns to Africa and back encounters a desirable misplaced civilization governed with an iron fist via the captivating warrior queen Ayesha.
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Mrs. Joe, the sibling as default parent, brings Pip up 舠by hand舡舒sparing no rod舒while in the Pocket family, siblings act as de facto parents: Mrs. Pocket舗s children 舠tumble up舡 haphazardly, the younger ones turning (quite wisely) to older sister Jane instead of their ineffectual mother. Miss Havisham舗s outward maturity (in her decaying gown and yellowed hair she is age incarnate) masks a stunted growth marked by deep bitterness of spirit; her obsessive devotion to Estella is clearly a poor substitute for actual nurturing.
He belongs there. Whether Pip, as a child, can claim to be innocent of it seems a moot point. Oliver Twist, perhaps Dickens舗s best-known orphan, remains miraculously untainted by the crime and greed surrounding him even as he trains to be a child pickpocket, but Dickens grants Pip no such immunity. Rather, he is faced immediately with a dilemma: He must steal for Magwitch or meet physical harm, and by choosing the former option he confirms his place, however unwilling, in the Darwinian scheme of survival of the fittest.
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