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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

Pip escapes from his troubled childhood experiences to learn for himself the perils of love, the dangers of wealth, and how to sort his friends from his enemies. Through the lives of its characters - Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Estella - this title charts the course of an Engla... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781847490049
Published 1 June 2007 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Oneworld Classics
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ISBN-13 9781847490049
ISBN-10 1847490042
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publication Date 1 June 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Oneworld Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 526g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Young men, Man-woman relationships, Orphans, Revenge, Benefactors
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

One of Dickens' greatest novels, Great Expectations is also one of his most autobiographical stories, as the young protagonist Pip escapes from his troubled childhood experiences to learn for himself the perils of love, the dangers of wealth, and how to sort his friends from his enemies. Just as Dickens never quite recovered from the traumas of the debtor's prison and child labour, so Pip learns that his early life cut more deeply than he realizes, with unavoidable consequences. Through the lives of its unforgettable characters - Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Estella - Great Expectations charts the course of an England undergoing rapid social and economic change, and tells a tale that is among the foremost classics of the English language.

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NZ Review Dickens's figures belong to poetry, like figures of Dante or Shakespeare, in that a single phrase, either by them or about them, may be enough to set them wholely before us. --T.S. Eliot

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era and is known for such novels as The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, and A Tale of Two Cities. F.W. Pailthorpe provided illustrations for the original edition of Great Expectations.

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