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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

Pope John Paul II described Dickens' books as filled with love for the poor and a sense of social regeneration . . . warm with imagination and humanity. Such true charity permeates Dickens' novels and ultimately drives the characters either to choose regeneration or risk disinteg... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781586174262
Published 1 August 2010 by Ignatius Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Kriegel, Jill
Series Ignatius Critical Editions
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ISBN-13 9781586174262
ISBN-10 1586174266
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ignatius Press
Imprint Ignatius Press
Publication Date 1 August 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Kriegel, Jill
Series Ignatius Critical Editions
Category Religious Subjects Depicted In Art
Number of Pages 680
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 46mm
Weight 748g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England, Bildungsromans, Ex-convicts, Young men, Revenge
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Pope John Paul II described Dickens' books as filled with love for the poor and a sense of social regeneration . . . warm with imagination and humanity. Such true charity permeates Dickens' novels and ultimately drives the characters either to choose regeneration or risk disintegration. In Great Expectations, Pip-symbolic of the pilgrim convert-gains both improved fortunes and a growth in wisdom, but as he acquires the latter, he must relinquish the former-ending with a wealth of profound goodness, not of worldly goods.That the Dickensian message was a Christian one is unmistakable. Reminiscent of an Augustinian model, one of reflection, conversion, and moral improvement, Pip undergoes an internal change that manifests itself in his profound contrition for his earlier deeds and his equally profound resolution to make amends. As we travel with Pip, we find that Dickens leads us to an acceptance of worldly limitations and an anticipation of final salvation.The exciting new edition of Dickens's classic novel includes critical essays by some of today's leading Dickens scholars.

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