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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099511571
Barcode 9780099511571
Published 3 March 2008 by Vintage
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Vintage Classics
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ISBN-13 9780099511571
ISBN-10 0099511576
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 3 March 2008
International Publication Date 3 January 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Vintage Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 352g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bildungsromans, England - Social conditions
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 80789

Description of this Book

Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals. His desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review No story in the first person was ever better told. <p> From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. When he was twelve years old he was sent to work in a shoe polish factory because his father had been imprisoned for debt. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836, the same year that he married Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Dickens became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. He set up and edited the journals Household Words (1850-9) and All the Year Round (1859-70). Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870 leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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