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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Expect great adventures for seven-year-old Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice who dreams of a better life. Can a dangerous escaped convict, a wealthy old woman, and a secret guardian help him turn his rags to riches? This easy-to-read adaptation of the Dickens classic is sure to capt... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780756968908
Barcode 9780756968908
Published 1 November 1996 by Perfection Learning
Format Library Binding
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction by Weintraub, Stanley
Series Stepping Stones: A Chapter Book: Classic
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ISBN-13 9780756968908
ISBN-10 0756968909
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Perfection Learning
Imprint Perfection Learning
Publication Date 1 November 1996
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction by Weintraub, Stanley
Series Stepping Stones: A Chapter Book: Classic
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
English Language Readers
Number of Pages 100
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 159g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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

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