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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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ISBN 9781847493811
Barcode 9781847493811
Published 22 October 2014 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Evergreens
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ISBN-13 9781847493811
ISBN-10 1847493815
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 22 October 2014
International Publication Date 15 October 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Evergreens
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 388g
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

One of Dickens's finest novels, Great Expectations chronicles the fortunes of its young protagonist Pip as he is unexpectedly endowed by a mysterious benefactor with the life of a gentleman, enabling him to escape to London from the prospect of a humble blacksmith's career in rural Kent. In the bustling, unforgiving capital he must learn for himself the pitfalls of love and wealth, and how to sort his friends from his enemies. Through the lives of its unforgettable and iconic characters - such as Magwitch, Miss Havisham and 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review All his characters are my personal friends I am constantly comparing them with living persons, and living persons with them. - Leo Tolstoy</p> 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 wholly before us. - T.S. Eliot</p>
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

A literary phenomenon in his lifetime and renowned as much for his journalism and public speaking as for his novels, Charles Dickens now ranks as the most important Victorian writer and one of the most influential and popular authors in the English language. His memorable and vividly rendered characters and his combination of humour, trenchant satire and compassion have left an indelible mark on our collective imagination.

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