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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

After harsh early years, Pip, an orphan growing up in Victorian England, is given the means to become a gentleman by an unknown benefactor and learns that outward appearances can be deceiving.

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ISBN 9780307947161
Published 20 February 2012 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Vintage Classics
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ISBN-13 9780307947161
ISBN-10 0307947165
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Books
Publication Date 20 February 2012
International Publication Date 10 January 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Vintage Classics
Category Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England, Social history, Fiction, England - Social life and customs - 19th century, Manners and customs
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 717019

Description of this Book

Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations between his terrifying experience in a graveyard with a convict named Magwitch and his humiliating visits with the eccentric Miss Havisham's beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, who torments him until he is elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can't buy. Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language, according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickens's abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review No story in the first person was ever better told.

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was born in Portsmouth, England, and spent most of his life in London. When he was twelve, his father was sent to debtor's prison and he was forced to work in a boot polish factory, an experience that marked him for life. He became a passionate advocate of social reform and the most popular writer of the Victorian era.

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