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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
  

An unknown benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves to London. His expectations prove to be unfounded however, and he must return ho... read full description below.

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ISBN 9789626345825
Published 1 May 1996 by Naxos AudioBooks
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Read by Lesser, Anton
By (composer) Mendelssohn
By (composer) Et Al
Series Classic Fiction
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ISBN-13 9789626345825
ISBN-10 9626345829
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Naxos AudioBooks
Imprint Naxos AudioBooks
Publication Date 1 May 1996
Publication Country Hong Kong Hong Kong
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Read by Lesser, Anton
By (composer) Mendelssohn
By (composer) Et Al
Series Classic Fiction
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Award Winning
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 108mm
Height: 139mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 259g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress All 19th century fiction, Talking books
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Great Expectations charts the progress of Pip from childhood through often painful experiences to adulthood, as he moves from the Kent marshes to busy, commercial London, encountering a variety of extraordinary characters ranging from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham, locked up with her unhappy past and living with her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella. Pip must discover his true self, and his own set of values and priorities. Whether such values allow one to prosper in the complex world of early Victorian England is the major question posed by Great Expectations, one of Dickens's most fascinating, and disturbing, novels. This edition includes the original, discarded ending, Dickens's brief working notes, and the serial instalments and chapter divisions in different editions. It also uses the definitive Clarendon text.

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Awards Winner of Talkies Award Best Abridged Fiction Classic Category 1996

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