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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - these form a series of events that change ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141907666
Published 30 January 2003 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Mitchell, Charlotte
Series Penguin Classics
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9780141907666
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Publication Date 30 January 2003
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Mitchell, Charlotte
Series Penguin Classics
Category Award Winning
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Classic Fiction
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 676792

Description of this Electronic Book

Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. This Penguin Classics edition of Great Expectations also includes Dickens's alternative ending to the novel. A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers thetrue nature of his 'great expectations'.

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist whose popularity was established by the phenomenally successful Pickwick Papers (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. David Trotter is Quain Professor of English Language and Literature and Head of Department at University College London. Charlotte Mitchell is Lecturer in English at University College London.

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