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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
  

Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel: a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9789389283365
Barcode 9789389283365
Published 11 June 2019 by Prince Classics
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9789389283365
ISBN-10 9389283361
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Prince Classics
Imprint Prince Classics
Publication Date 11 June 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 330
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 485g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings. Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file. Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy. During Christmas Dinner that evening, at the moment Pip's theft is about to be discovered, soldiers arrive and ask Joe to repair some shackles. Joe and Pip accompany them as they recapture the convict who is fighting with another escaped convict. The first convict confesses to stealing food from the smithy. A year or two later, Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who still wears her old wedding dress and lives as a recluse in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Mr Pumblechook, a relation of the Gargery's, to find a boy to visit her. Pip visits Miss Havisham and falls in love with her adopted daughter Estella. Estella remains aloof and hostile to Pip, which Miss Havisham encourages. Pip visits Miss Havisham regularly, until he is old enough to learn a trade. Joe accompanies Pip for the last visit, when she gives the money for Pip to be bound as apprentice blacksmith. Joe's surly assistant, Dolge Orlick, is envious of Pip and dislikes Mrs Joe. When Pip and Joe are away from the house, Mrs Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work. Orlick is suspected of the attack. Mrs Joe becomes kind-hearted after the attack. Pip's former schoolmate Biddy joins the household to help with her care.

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