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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

Traces growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. As Pip unravels truth behind his own expectations in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of past and the fate through a series of adventures steers... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781853260049
Barcode 9781853260049
Published 6 September 1995 by Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction and notes by Bowen, John
Illustrated by Stone, Marcus
Series edited by Carabine, Dr. Keith
Series Wordsworth Classics
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ISBN-13 9781853260049
ISBN-10 1853260045
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Imprint Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication Date 6 September 1995
International Publication Date 5 May 1992
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction and notes by Bowen, John
Illustrated by Stone, Marcus
Series edited by Carabine, Dr. Keith
Series Wordsworth Classics
Category Award Winning
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 278g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 92842

Description of this Book

This book contains introduction and Notes by Dr John Bowen, Keele University and Illustrations by Marcus Stone. Considered by many to be Dicken's finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with some of Dicken's most memorable characters. Among them are the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Abel Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Haversham and her beautiful ward Estella, Pip's good-hearted room-mate Herbert Pocket and the pompous Pumblechook. As Pip unravels the truth behind his own 'great expectations' in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him towards maturity and his most important discovery of all - the truth about himself.

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Awards Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

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