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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

An unknown benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves to London. His expectations prove to be unfounded however, and he must return ho... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780192545114
Published 29 October 1987 by Oxford University Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) Introduction by Page, Frederick
By Dickens, Charles
Series Oxford Illustrated Dickens (part: 11)
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ISBN-13 9780192545114
ISBN-10 0192545116
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 29 October 1987
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Introduction by Page, Frederick
By Dickens, Charles
Series Oxford Illustrated Dickens (part: 11)
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 476
Dimensions Width: 125mm
Height: 185mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 469g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress England - Fiction.
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Great Expectations charts the progress of Pip from childhood through often painful experiences to adulthood, as he moves from the Kent marshes to busy, commercial London, encountering a variety of extraordinary characters ranging from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham, locked up with her unhappy past and living with her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella. Pip must discover his true self, and his own set of values and priorities. Whether such values allow one to prosper in the complex world of early Victorian England is the major question posed by Great Expectations, one of Dickens's most fascinating, and disturbing, novels. This edition includes the original, discarded ending, Dickens's brief working notes, and the serial instalments and chapter divisions in different editions. It also uses the definitive Clarendon text.

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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 Readable text and the original illustrations, along with hard covers and inexpensive price, amek this the ideal text for any course on Dickens. --Eugene R. August, University of Dayton<br>

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