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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

When young Pip is accosted in the graveyard by Magwitch, a convict who has escaped from a nearby prison-ship, he begins a series of adventures which take him from his humble home to places he has never dreamed of.

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ISBN 9780140351309
Published 28 November 1991 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Puffin Classics
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ISBN-13 9780140351309
ISBN-10 0140351302
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Books
Publication Date 28 November 1991
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Puffin Classics
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 261g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Encyclopedias & General Reference
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

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When young Pip is accosted in the graveyard by Magwitch, a convict who has escaped from a nearby prison-ship, he begins a series of adventures which take him from his humble home to places he has never dreamed of.

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UK Review 'I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.' Great Expectations charts Pip's progress from childhood through often painful experiences to adulthood, as he moves from the Kent marshes to busy, commercial London. En route he encounters a variety of extraordinary characters ranging from Magwitch, escaped convict, to Miss Havisham, locked up with her unhappy past and living with her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella. In this compelling book, Charles Dickens shows the dangers of being driven by a desire for wealth and social status. Pip must establish his own sense of self against the plans which others seem to have for him, and thus discover his own values and priorities. Whether such values will allow one to prosper in early Victorian Britain is, however, the main question posed by Great Expectations, one of Dickens's most fascinating and disturbing novels. (Kirkus UK)

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