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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Pip, a young orphan, has his life altered by a strange chain of events - a terrifying graveside encounter with an escaped prisoner; a visit to a black-hearted old woman and a beautiful girl; an unexpected fortune from a secret donor. Escaping his poor background for London, howev... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141198897
Barcode 9780141198897
Published 11 May 2012 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
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ISBN-13 9780141198897
ISBN-10 0141198893
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 11 May 2012
International Publication Date 26 April 2012
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 592
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 404g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 295170

Description of this Book

What do you think that is?' she asked me, again pointing with her stick; 'that, where those cobwebs are? I can't guess what it is, ma'am . It's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine ! Pip, a young orphan, has his life altered irrevocably by a strange chain of events - a terrifying graveside encounter with an escaped prisoner; a visit to a black-hearted old woman and a beautiful girl; an unexpected fortune from a secret donor. Escaping his poor background for London, however, he finds that he cannot run away from who he really is. Dickens' extraordinary late work, published in 1861, is a frightening, funny and tender portrayal of self-discovery and redemption. Its misguided hero, Pip, is one of the most moving and memorable characters in fiction.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-70) had his first, astounding success with his first novel The Pickwick Papers and never looked back. In an extraordinarily full life he wrote, campaigned and spoke on a huge range of issues, and was involved in many of the key aspects of Victorian life, by turns cajoling, moving and irritating. He completed fourteen full-length novels and volume after volume of journalism. The magical opening scenes of Great Expectations draws heavily on his own love of north Kent which he had known as a boy and in which he lived as an adult.The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood are also published in the Penguin English Library.

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