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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
  

A terrifying encounter with the escaped convict Abel Magwitch in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decrepit Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella at Satis House; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - these form a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141392592
Published 30 January 2013 by Penguin
Format Paperback, Film Tie-in
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9780141392592
ISBN-10 0141392592
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 30 January 2013
International Publication Date 22 November 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Film Tie-in
Edition Film Tie-in
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Penguin Classics
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 560
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 383g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 427509

Description of this Book

Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - now a major new film from director Mike Newell ( Four Weddings and a Funeral , Harry Potter ) - charts the course of orphan Pip Pirrip's life as it is transformed by a vast, mysterious inheritance. Adapted from Dickens' novel by bestselling author David Nicholls ( One Day ), Great Expectations stars Ralph Fiennes ( The Reader ), Helena Bonham Carter ( Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ) and Jeremy Irvine ( War Horse ) and also features Robbie Coltrane, David Walliams and Sally Hawkins. A terrifying encounter with the escaped convict Abel Magwitch in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decrepit Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella at Satis House; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble station as an apprentice to blacksmith Joe Gargery, beginning a new life as a gentleman. Charles Dickens' haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his identity, and his 'great expectations'. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist , Great Expectations , A Tale of Two Cities , David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers , have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. Great Expectations is up there for me with the world's greatest novels. (Howard Jacobson).

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions.

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