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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
  

Great Expectations has a colourful cast that has entered popular culture: the capricious Miss Havisham, the cold and beautiful Estella, Joe the kind and generous blacksmith, the dry and sycophantic Uncle Pumblechook, Mr. Jaggers, Wemmick with his dual personality, and the eloquen... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781940849201
Barcode 9781940849201
Published 28 April 2014 by Murine Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9781940849201
ISBN-10 1940849209
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Murine Press
Imprint Ancient Wisdom Publications
Publication Date 28 April 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 522
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 862g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Great Expectations has a colourful cast that has entered popular culture: the capricious Miss Havisham, the cold and beautiful Estella, Joe the kind and generous blacksmith, the dry and sycophantic Uncle Pumblechook, Mr. Jaggers, Wemmick with his dual personality, and the eloquent and wise friend, Herbert Pocket. Throughout the narrative, typical Dickensian themes emerge: wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations has become very popular and is now taught as a classic in many English classes. It has been translated into many languages and adapted many times in film and other media. It is set among the marshes of Kent and in London in the early to mid-1800s. From the outset, the reader is treated by the terrifying encounter between Pip, the protagonist, and the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is a graphic book, full of extreme imagery, poverty, prison ships, the hulks, barriers and chains, and fights to the death. Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens was forced to leave school to work in a factory when his father was thrown into debtors' prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. Over his career he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.

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