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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

One of Charles Dickens's most renowned and enjoyable novels, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, an orphan boy who wishes to transcend his humble origins and finds himself unexpectedly given the opportunity to live a life of wealth and respectability. Over the course of th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781509825363
Barcode 9781509825363
Published 13 September 2016 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback, New Edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Macmillan Collector's Library (part: 50)
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ISBN-13 9781509825363
ISBN-10 1509825363
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Collector's Library
Publication Date 13 September 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New Edition
Edition New Edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Macmillan Collector's Library (part: 50)
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 100mm
Height: 156mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 324g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 984697

Description of this Book

One of Dickens's most renowned and enjoyable novels, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, an orphan boy who wishes to transcend his humble origins and finds himself unexpectedly given the opportunity to live a life of wealth and respectability. Over the course of the tale, in which Pip encounters such famous characters as Miss Havisham, Herbert Pocket and Joe Gargery, he comes to realise that his money is tainted and the girl he loves will not return his affections; happiness must be found in the things he gave up in pursuit of a more sophisticated life. Illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by David Pinching.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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, where his father worked as a clerk. Living in London in 1824, Dickens was sent by his family to work in a blacking-warehouse, and his father was arrested and imprisoned for debt. Fortunes improved and Dickens returned to school, eventually becoming a parliamentary reporter. His first piece of fiction was published by a magazine in December 1832, and by 1836 he had begun his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. He focused his career on writing, completing fourteen highly successful novels including Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and Bleak House, as well as penning journalism, shorter fiction and travel books. He died in 1870.

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