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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Complete and unabridged, this is Great Expectations in an elegantly designed, cloth-bound, portable format.

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ISBN 9781631061721
Barcode 9781631061721
Published 24 February 2016 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction by Moore, Grace
Series Knickerbocker Classics
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781631061721
ISBN-10 1631061720
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Race Point Publishing
Publication Date 24 February 2016
International Publication Date 18 February 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction by Moore, Grace
Series Knickerbocker Classics
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 191mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 590g
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

Enjoy the classic tale of adolescence, growth, and loyalty, all set in Victorian London.What this cautionary tale of a young man raised high above his station by a mysterious benefactor lacks in length, it more than makes up for in its remarkable characters and compelling story. Charles Dickens' Great Expectations begins with young orphaned Philip Pirrip--Pip--running afoul of an escaped convict in a cemetery. This terrifying personage bullies Pip into stealing food and a file for him, threatening that if he tells a soul your heart and your liver shall be tore out, roasted and ate. The boy does as he's asked, but the convict is captured anyway, and transported to the penal colonies in Australia. Having started his novel in a cemetery, Dickens then ups the stakes and introduces his hero into the decaying household of Miss Havisham, a wealthy, half-mad woman who was jilted on her wedding day many years before and has never recovered. Pip is brought there to play with Miss Havisham's ward, Estella, a little girl who delights in tormenting Pip about his rough hands and future as a blacksmith's apprentice.Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Grace Moore.

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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 (18121870) was a prolific English writer of fiction and nonfiction, including fifteen novels. He enjoyed international success in his lifetime and is considered one of the greatest novelists of all time.Grace Moore is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Dickens and Empire, which was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Award for literary scholarship, and The Victorian Novel in Context.

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