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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

A young orphan, Pip, receives a fortune from a mysterious benefactor and travels to London in order to become a gentleman.

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ISBN 9780812563115
Published 1 August 2005 by St Martin's Press
Format Paperback, New title
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9780812563115
ISBN-10 0812563115
Stock Out of stock
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Publisher St Martin's Press
Imprint Tor Books
Publication Date 1 August 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 108mm
Height: 184mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Encyclopedias & General Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
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Description of this Book

Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate reader friendly type sizes have been chosen for each title--offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.This edition of Great Expectations includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Eileen Charbonneau.Pip is a poor boy, but he has high hopes--great expectations. He doesn't intend to spend his life in the marshes as a blacksmith's helper. Someday he is going to move to London and become a gentleman. Indeed, Pip already knows two rich people--Mrs. Havisham, the bitter old woman who lives in a mansion where all the clocks are stopped; and the girl who lives with her, the beautiful Estella....But all his great hopes and dreams seem dashed the night he is confronted in the marsh by an escaped convict who growls, red-eyed and desperate: Bring me food, boy or I'll eat your heart and liver too.... Is it all over for Pip? Or will this be the beginning of his greatest adventure?The story of the orphan Pip and the mysterious fortune that falls into his lap has intrigued and enchanted millions of readers.

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Author's Bio

Considered by many to be the greatest novelist of the English language, Charles John Hummham Dickens was born Februrary 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. Some of his most populars works include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

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