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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 9780141194363
Published 28 May 2010 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
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ISBN-13 9780141194363
ISBN-10 0141194367
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 28 May 2010
International Publication Date 20 May 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 361g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 woman and meets the icy beauty Estella. Most astoundingly of all, an anonymous person gives him money to begin a new life in London. Are these events as random as they seem? Or does Pip's fate hang on a series of coincidences he could never have expected? Books can change lives. Penguin Classics have inspired the imaginations of millions of readers over the world, transforming the way people think and feel forever. And now we have partnered with (RED) to bring you our selection of some of the best stories ever written, books are going to help save lives too.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The most nakedly haunted book Dickens ever wrote Guardian

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born at Portsmouth on 7 February 1812. Part of the secret of his success was the method of cheap serial publication which Dickens used for all his novels. 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.

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