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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - these form a series of events that change ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141439563
Barcode 9780141439563
Published 9 January 2004 by Penguin
Format Paperback, Revised edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Mitchell, Charlotte
Introduction by Trotter, David
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ISBN-13 9780141439563
ISBN-10 0141439564
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 9 January 2004
International Publication Date 30 November 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Revised edition
Edition Revised edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Mitchell, Charlotte
Introduction by Trotter, David
Series Penguin Classics
Category Award Winning
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 372g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England, Bildungsromans, Ex-convicts, Young men, Revenge
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 67380

Description of this Book

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; 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 origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his 'great expectations'.

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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
NZ Review No story in the first person was ever better told.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist whose popularity was established by the phenomenally successful Pickwick Papers (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years.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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