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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Perhaps Dickens's best-loved work, Great Expectations is a powerful and moving novel suffused with the author's memories of the past and its grip on the present. This edition includes a new Afterword. Revised reissue.

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ISBN 9780451531186
Barcode 9780451531186
Published 7 December 2011 by Penguin
Format Paperback, 150th Anniversary Edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction by Weintraub, Stanley
Series Signet classics
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ISBN-13 9780451531186
ISBN-10 0451531183
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Signet Classics
Publication Date 7 December 2011
International Publication Date 3 February 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 150th Anniversary Edition
Edition 150th Anniversary Edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction by Weintraub, Stanley
Series Signet classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 105mm
Height: 172mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 254g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress England, Bildungsromans, Young men, Revenge, Orphans
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 602488

Description of this Book

Dickensa epic literary Masterpiece From the agony of Charles Dickensa disenchantment with the Victorian middle class comes a novel of spellbinding mystery and a profound examination of moral valuesathis is the story of the orphan Pipas trials and tribulations among Londonas high society circles.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review No story in the first person was ever better told.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison.Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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