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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

A mysterious benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves to London. His expectations prove to be unfounded, however, and he must return... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780140366815
Barcode 9780140366815
Published 23 March 1995 by Penguin
Format Paperback, Abridged edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Abridged by Jennings, Linda
Edited by Calder, Angus
Series Puffin Classics
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ISBN-13 9780140366815
ISBN-10 0140366814
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Classics
Publication Date 23 March 1995
International Publication Date 26 January 1995
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Abridged by Jennings, Linda
Edited by Calder, Angus
Series Puffin Classics
Category Award Winning
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 297g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Ex-convicts, Coming of age, Young men, Orphans, Great Britain - History - 19th century
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 17355

Description of this Book

As a small boy, Pip meets two people who will affect his whole life -- Magwitch, an escaped convict he is forced to help, and Miss Havisham, whose beautiful but cold ward Estella young Pip adores. Until a secret benefactor pays for him to go to London to become a gentleman, Pip never dreams he will meet Magwitch again, nor just how wrong his expectations are.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of the most recognized celebrities of English literature. His imagination, wit, mastery of the language and huge creative output single him out as one of the few people who genuinely deserve to be called genius. He had a poverty-stricken childhood and was determined to improve himself. By his early twenties he found a job as a parliamentary reporter and in his spare time wrote sketches of London life for newspapers and magazines. The publication of Pickwick Papers (1836) brought him the fame and fortune he craved. He wrote many other famous books including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities.

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