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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

This retelling of Great Expectations by Hilary Burningham, is a simplified version of the novel, accompanied by key passages from the original. Illustrations emphasize both character and plot. It is suitable as an introduction and revision aid for GCSE students.

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ISBN 9780237523152
Published 21 November 2002 by Evans Publishing Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Burningham, Hilary
Series Graphic Novels
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ISBN-13 9780237523152
ISBN-10 0237523159
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Publisher Evans Publishing Group
Imprint Evans Brothers Ltd
Publication Date 21 November 2002
International Publication Date 1 March 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Burningham, Hilary
Series Graphic Novels
Category Award Winning
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Learning & Study Skills
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 159g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 147839

Description of this Book

Psychologically the latter part of Great Expectations is about the best thing Dickens ever did. --George Orwell Philip Pirrip--known more commonly as Pip--is an orphan. His visits to the mysterious Miss Havisham are his only escape from his childhood of poverty. But then an anonymous bequest changes his life for ever--until secrets from Pip's past emerge, threatening to destroy the genteel new life he has built for himself, and Pip soon discovers the merciless cruelty of love, and the harsh reality of his great expectations.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickins is the author of the1860-1861 novel Great Expectations. Hilary Burningham was a teacher for many years before moving into writing. She is fervently against the dumbing down of literature and manages to keep the spirit of the original text in her Graphic Novels series. She is the author of several graphic novel adaptations of classics, including the Graphic Shakespeare series, the Graphic Dickins series, and the Graphic Novels series, which includes Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge.

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