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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Pip doesn't expect much from life... His sister makes it clear that her orphaned little brother is nothing but a burden on her. But suddenly things begin to change. Pip's narrow existence is blown apart when he finds an escaped criminal, is summoned to visit a mysterious old woma... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141040363
Barcode 9780141040363
Published 1 August 2011 by Penguin
Format Hardback, Exclusive to Waterstones ed
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction by Trotter, David
Notes by Mitchell, Charlotte
Series Penguin Clothbound Classics
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ISBN-13 9780141040363
ISBN-10 014104036X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 1 August 2011
International Publication Date 6 November 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Exclusive to Waterstones ed
Edition Exclusive to Waterstones ed
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction by Trotter, David
Notes by Mitchell, Charlotte
Series Penguin Clothbound Classics
Category Literature: Texts
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 46mm
Weight 664g
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 270572

Description of this Book

Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events leads 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review No story in the first person was ever better told.

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812. He began Oliver Twist in 1837, followed by Nicholas Nickleby (1838) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41). A Christmas Carol, appeared in 1843, David Copperfield in 1850. In later works, such as Bleak House (1853) and Little Dorrit (1857), Dickens's social criticism became more radical and his comedy more savage. He published Hard Times in 1854, A Tale of Two Cities in 1859 and Great Expectations in 1860. His last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, was never completed and he died on 9 June 1870. David Trotter is Quain Professor of English Language and Literature and Head of Department at University College London. Charlotte Mitchell is Lecturer in English at University College London.

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