Great Expectations


I’ve been slowly working my way through Dickens’ Great Expectations as my most recent Metro reading. (The last thing I was reading on the Metro was The Deptford Trilogy, and before that, Nikolski, both of which I recommend.)

Right now, I’m at the point where the escaped convict reveals himself to be the mysterious benefactor of the protagonist. I’ve never read it before, so don’t spoil it for me if you know how it ends!

Here is a list of three fun words whose meanings I have learned while reading this book:

  • Fain
  • Prolix
  • Akimbo

If you legitimately know the meanings of all these words without looking them up, you get three points.


    title = {Great Expectations},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2010-10-25,
    url = {}


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "Great Expectations" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 25 Oct 2010. Web. 22 Mar 2019. <>


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2010, Oct 25). Great Expectations [Web log post]. Retrieved from

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