Great Expectations (1860-1) charts the progress of Pip from childhood to maturity as he learns self-knowledge through his encounters with some extraordinary characters: the convict Magwitch, the mysterious Miss Havisham and her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella.
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|Library of Congress
||England, Bildungsromans, Ex-convicts, Young men, Revenge
||General & Literary Fiction
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Published in 1860, Great Expectations is perhaps the most compelling coming-of-age story in the language, telling the tale of the forsaken Pip as he makes his way through a London crowded with unforgettable characters: the convict Magwitch, the mysterious Miss Havisham and her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella.
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Alan Sillitoe is a novelist and poet whose work includes books for children and plays. His best-known books are Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1959) and his most recent novel is The Broken Chariot (1998).