The Wilderness

  O where is it, the wilderness, The wildness of the wilderness? Where is it, the wilderness? _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _ And wander in the wilderness; In the weedy wilderness, Wander in the wilderness.     From Oxford World Classics poem written by Gerard Manley Hopkins     Advertisements

Great Expectations

  On receiving this much acclaimed Dickens classic, I had no initial expectations of finding anything that might capture my imagination. A few years previously I had taken a copy of Bleak House with me on my travels but was not impressed by what I thought was a tendency to unnecessary verbiage. I considered that…