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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which 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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781519318602
Published 14 November 2015 by Createspace
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Sanchez Juarez, Rafael
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ISBN-13 9781519318602
ISBN-10 151931860X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Publication Date 14 November 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Sanchez Juarez, Rafael
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Number of Pages 566 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 748g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 741.5
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which 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.[1] In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some of Dickens' 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 colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but coldEstella, and Joe, the kind and generous blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations is popular both with readers and literary critics, and has been translated into many languages, and adapted numerous times into various media. Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim. Thomas Carlyle spoke disparagingly of all that Pip's nonsense. Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as All of one piece and consistently truthfull. 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.

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