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Great Expectations

Great Expectations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Dickens, Charles

Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel: a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in ...the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes.The novel is set in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century and contains some of Dickens's most memorable scenes, including the opening in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of extreme imagery-poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death-and has a colorful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations, which is popular both with readers and literary critics, has been translated into many languages and adapted numerous times into various media.Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim. Although Dickens's contemporary Thomas Carlyle referred to it disparagingly as that Pip nonsense, he nevertheless reacted to each fresh installment with roars of laughter. Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as All of one piece and consistently truthful. During the serial publication, Dickens was pleased with public response to Great Expectations and its sales; when the plot first formed in his mind, he called it a very fine, new and grotesque idea. In the 21st century, the novel retains good ratings among literary critics and is popular with the British public.
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ISBN 9781074170769
Released AU 15 Jun 2019
Publisher Independently Published
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781074170769
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Independently Published
Imprint Independently Published
Released 15 Jun 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 484
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 703g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text Young adult