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Great Expectations
  

Great Expectations (Hardback)

By Dickens, Charles

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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 eloquen...t 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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ISBN 9781940849201
Released AU 28 Apr 2014
Publisher Ancient Wisdom Publications
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781940849201
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Ancient Wisdom Publications
Imprint Ancient Wisdom Publications
Released 28 Apr 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
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 862g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult

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