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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Arguably the greatest coming-of-age story in English Literature, Great Expectations is Dickens' most popular novel.

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ISBN 9780956266897
Published 7 April 2011 by White's Books Ltd
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Cover design or artwork by Jones, Steven
Series Fine Edition (part: No. 9)
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ISBN-13 9780956266897
ISBN-10 0956266894
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher White's Books Ltd
Imprint White's Books Ltd
Publication Date 7 April 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Cover design or artwork by Jones, Steven
Series Fine Edition (part: No. 9)
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 536
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Of Charles Dickens' incomparable output, a handul of his novels are consistently among those which readers and critics alike debate as the greatest of all, and among these Great Expectations remains, for many readers, the most formative: it is the greatest coming-of-age story about a young man in English literature. Great Expectations was published in 1860-61 and its story of ambition versus fidelity, youthful mistakes and education, and admirable ambition overcoming social limitations has made it Dickens' most popular novel. As an appendix this edition includes the book's original ending.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A story of the traumas of sex and class. My favourite moment is the one where Magwitch makes his stumbling way up the shadowy staircase towards an unnerved but unsuspecting Pip: the halting but inexorable rise of the repressed 'from the darkness beneath.' --Sarah Waters, author, Fingersmith
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth and lived until 1870. The Christmas Books were first published in a single volume in 1852, bringing together five stories which Charles Dickens wrote specially for the Christmas season, beginning in 1843 with A Christmas Carol. Over the next three years Dickens published The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth and The Battle of Life. There was no story in 1847 but a fifth, The Haunted Man, appeared in 1848. The cover illustration for Great Expectations is by acclaimed milliner Steven Jones OBE, whose work was recently featured at the Victoria & Albert Museum, attracting 100,000 visitors. Last year he designed for the collections of Cristian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs and John Galliano. He has also created hats for films by Steven Spielberg and for Audrey Tatou in last year's 'Coco before Chanel'. For Great Expectations, his special knowledge of fashion history informs a wonderful sketch of Pip's journey from a poor child's cap to a gentleman's finery, reproduced on White's printed cloth covers.

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