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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

In this story, Dickens shows the dangers of being driven by a desire for wealth and social status. As he moves from the Kent marshes to busy, commercial London, Pip encounters a range of extraordinary characters, from Magwitch - the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham - locked up w... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780192829269
Published 1 March 1994 by Oxford University Press
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Volume editor Cardwell, Margaret
Edited by Flint, Kate
Series World's Classics
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ISBN-13 9780192829269
ISBN-10 0192829262
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford Paperbacks
Publication Date 1 March 1994
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Volume editor Cardwell, Margaret
Edited by Flint, Kate
Series World's Classics
Category Award Winning
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 530
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 281g
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 College/higher education;General/trade;Adult education
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

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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 Haversham - locked up with her unhappy past, and living with her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella. In this compelling story, Dickens shows the dangers of being driven by a desire for wealth and social status. Pip must establish his own sense of self against the plans which others seem to have for him, and thus discover a firm set of values and priorities. Whether such values will allow one to prosper in the complex world of early-Victorian England is, however, the major question posed by Great Expectations . This edition uses the text of the Clarendon edition, with a new introduction and explanatory notes. The appendices give the original, discarded ending, Dickens's brief working notes, and the serial instalments and chapter divisions in different editions.

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