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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 th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781795512824
Barcode 9781795512824
Published 29 January 2019 by Independently Published
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9781795512824
ISBN-10 1795512822
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Independently Published
Imprint Independently Published
Publication Date 29 January 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 264
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 358g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
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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. 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 cold and beautiful Estella, 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, 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. Dickens felt Great Expectations was his best work, calling it a very fine, new and grotesque idea.

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