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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

A summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella, and the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor, change the orphaned Pip's life forever. As he begins his new life as a gentleman, he discovers the true nature of his great exp... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781904633075
Barcode 9781904633075
Published 15 September 2003 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback, Main Market Ed.
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Afterword by Pinching, David
Series Collector's Library (part: v. 8)
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ISBN-13 9781904633075
ISBN-10 1904633072
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Collector's Library
Publication Date 15 September 2003
International Publication Date 1 September 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Afterword by Pinching, David
Series Collector's Library (part: v. 8)
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 103mm
Height: 157mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 335g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England - Social conditions - Fiction, Bildungsroman - lcsh
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 163359

Description of this Book

When Pip meets an escaped convict on the foggy moors one evening, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. Thanks to this unexpected encounter, he has the chance to live a life of wealth and respectability--but discovers that the money that gave him such great expectations for his future is tainted and that his hopes of love may not come true. With a memorable cast, most notably the manipulative Miss Havisham, this is one of Dickens' most renowned and pleasurable novels. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth, where his father worked as a clerk. Living in London in 1824, Dickens was sent by his family to work in a blacking-warehouse, and his father was arrested and imprisoned for debt. Fortunes improved and Dickens returned to school, eventually becoming a parliamentary reporter. His first piece of fiction was published by a magazine in December 1832, and by 1836 he had begun his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. He focused his career on writing, completing fourteen highly successful novels, as well as penning journalism, shorter fiction and travel books. He died in 1870.

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