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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Great Expectations includes some of Dickens's most memorable characters - Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Estella - encountered by young Pip as he grows into adulthood. This edition features a wide-ranging introduction, Dickens's working notes, the original ending and the definitive Cla... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780199219766
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Published 12 September 2008 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback, New
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Cardwell, Margaret
Series Oxford World's Classics
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ISBN-13 9780199219766
ISBN-10 0199219761
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 12 September 2008
International Publication Date 1 October 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New
Edition New
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Cardwell, Margaret
Series Oxford World's Classics
Category Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 374g
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;823.8
Catalogue Code 235913

Description of this Book

'you are to understand, Mr. Pip, that the name of the person who is your liberal benefactor remains a profound secret...' Young Pip lives with his sister and her husband the blacksmith, with few prospects for advancement until a mysterious benefaction takes him from the Kent marshes to London. Pip is haunted by figures from his past - the escaped convict Magwitch, the time-withered Miss Havisham and her proud and beautiful ward, Estella - and in time uncovers not just the origins of his great expectations but the mystery of his own heart. A powerful and moving novel, Great Expectations is suffused with Dickens's memories of the past and its grip on the present, and it raises disturbing questions about the extent to which individuals affect each other's lives. This edition includes a lively introduction, Dickens's working notes, the novel's original ending, and an extract from an early theatrical adaptation. It reprints the definitive Clarendon text.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Margaret Cardwell was formerly Reader in English at Queen's College, Belfast. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is Fellow and Tutor in English, Magdalen College, Oxford University.

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