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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

Pip is a blacksmith's boy, desperate to escape his humble background. When Pip receives a legacy and promptly leaves for London to become a gentleman, only then does he begin learning about the gulf between appearances and reality.

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ISBN 9781848373198
Published 1 December 2009 by Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Arcturus Classics
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ISBN-13 9781848373198
ISBN-10 1848373198
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Imprint Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 1 December 2009
International Publication Date 31 July 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Arcturus Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 120847

Description of this Book

Great Expectations (1861) is a favourite among many Dickens readers. In addition to its endearing hero, Pip - a blacksmith's boy, desperate to escape his humble background - the story is populated by a vivid cast of characters, from the convict Magwitch to Miss Havisham who, jilted long ago, still wears her wedding gown and, for revenge, schools the beautiful young Estella in the art of malice towards men. When Pip receives a legacy and promptly leaves for London to become a gentleman, only then does he begin learning about the gulf between appearances and reality.

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812, the son of a naval clerk. The family moved to London when he was 10 years old, and for a while they were retained in Marshalsea debtors' prison. Aged 16, Charles became a court reporter, then a journalist, and then an author. He was a prolific writer throughout his life, publishing novels, plays and short stories. As well as A Christmas Carol (1843), his most famous works include The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1837-9), Bleak House (1852-3), and Great Expectations (1860-1).

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