The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link up at Freda’s site

Today’s sentence(s) comes from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, a book I have learnt to appreciate more as I’ve grown up.

“Enough House,” said I; “that’s a curious name, miss.”

“Yes,” she replied; “but it meant more than it said. It meant, when it was given, that whoever had this house could want nothing else. They must have been easily satisfied in those days, I should think…”



    1. From what I understand a lot of people don’t really enjoy Great Expectations. It is not the usual Dickens fare. It is pretty dark when compared to some of his other works. The hero behaves like a jerk most of the book and the heroine, Estella, is one cold hearted ‘you know what’ if there ever was one. A re-read has made me understand this one much better now then I did a few years ago. 🙂

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