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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

This critical edition presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel available, that of 1861. This text is based on extant materials and is accompanied by several textual essays.

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ISBN 9780393960693
Barcode 9780393960693
Published 17 January 1999 by WW Norton & Co
Format Paperback, New edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Rosenberg, Edgar
By Dickins, Charles
Series Norton Critical Editions (part: 0)
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ISBN-13 9780393960693
ISBN-10 0393960692
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Publication Date 17 January 1999
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Rosenberg, Edgar
By Dickins, Charles
Series Norton Critical Editions (part: 0)
Category Award Winning
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 776
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 600g
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;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 210818

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

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most acclaimed and popular writers of all time. His many works include the classics The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Hard Times, Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers and many more. A native of Germany, Edgar Rosenberg received his Ph.D. at Stanford University and since 1965 as been Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. He is the author of From Shylock to Svengali and some fifty pieces of short fiction, translations, and articles in journals ranging from Esquire to Commentary to The Dickensian. He has taught at San Jose State College and Harvard University, has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University and the University of Haifa, and has received Guggenheim, Fulbright, Bread Loaf, and Stanford Fiction Fellowships as well as the Clark Distinguished Teaching Award at Cornell.

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