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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

An unknown benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves to London. His expectations prove to be unfounded however, and he must return ho... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780460873352
Published 1 July 1994 by Orion Publishing
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Volume editor Gilmour, Robin
Series Everyman Dickens
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ISBN-13 9780460873352
ISBN-10 0460873350
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group
Publication Date 1 July 1994
International Publication Date 7 April 1994
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Volume editor Gilmour, Robin
Series Everyman Dickens
Category Award Winning
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 357g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

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An unknown benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves to London. His expectations prove to be unfounded however, and he must return home penniless.

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Awards Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

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Author's Bio

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. In 1824, his father was imprisoned for debt, so Charles was sent to work in a shoe-dye factory. He later became a clerk in a law firm, a shorthand reporter in the courts, and a parliamentary and newspaper reporter. In 1833, Dickens began to contribute short stories and essays to periodicals, heralding the start of a glittering and prolific literary career. He married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, with whom he had nine surviving children before they separated in 1858. Dickens died suddenly at home on June 9, 1870, leaving behind an internationally acclaimed canon of work, including Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickleby (1838), David Copperfield (1849-50), Bleak House (1852-53), Little Dorrit (1855-57), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-61) and Our Mutual Friend (1864-65). He was buried in Westminster Abbey. Michael Slater is Professor of Victorian Literature at Birkbeck College in the University of London. He was editor of The Dickensian (1968-77) and President of the International Dickens Fellowship (1988-90). He has published many books and articles on Dickens.

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