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Great Expectations

Great Expectations (Paperback)

By Dickens, Charles

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In the marshy mists of a village churchyard, a tiny orphan boy named Pip is suddenly terrified by a shivering, limping convict on the run. Years later, a supremely arrogant young Pip boards the coach to London where, by the grace of a mysterious benefactor, he will join the ranks... of the idle rich and become a gentleman. Finally, in the luminous mists of the village at evening, Pip the man meets Estella, his dazzingly beautiful tormentor, in a ruined garden--and lays to rest all the heartaches and illusions that his great expectations have brought upon him. Dickens's biographer, Edgar H. Johnson, has said that--except for the author's last-minute tampering with his original ending-- Great Expectations is the most perfectly constructed and perfectly written of all Dickens's works. In John Irving's Introduction to this edition, the novelist takes the view that Dickens's revised ending is far more that mirror of the quality of trust in the novel as a whole. Both versions of the ending are printed here.
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ISBN 9780553213423
Released AU 1 Feb 1998
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780553213423
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Bantam USA
Released 1 Feb 1998
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Bantam Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 458
Dimensions Width: 107mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 823.8
Weight 266g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Young men - England, England - Social life and customs - 19th century, Bildungsromane, England - Social conditions - 19th century, England - Social life and customs - 19th century - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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