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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

Pip, a young orphan, has his life altered by a strange chain of events - a terrifying graveside encounter with an escaped prisoner; a visit to a black-hearted old woman and a beautiful girl; an unexpected fortune from a secret donor. Escaping his poor background for London, howev... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141973784
Published 26 April 2012 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
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ISBN-13 9780141973784
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Publication Date 26 April 2012
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Historical Fiction
Classic Fiction
History
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 804185

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With an essay by George Bernard Shaw."What do you think that is?' she asked me, again pointing with her stick; 'that, where those cobwebs are?" "I can't guess what it is, ma'am." "It's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!"Great Expectations, Dickens's funny, frightening and tender portrayal of the orphan Pip's journey of self-discovery, is one of his best-loved works. Showing how a young man's life is transformed by a mysterious series of events - an encounter with an escaped prisoner; a visit to a black-hearted old woman and a beautiful girl; a fortune from a secret donor - Dickens's late novel is a masterpiece of psychological and moral truth, and Pip among his greatest creations.The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-70) had his first, astounding success with his first novel The Pickwick Papers and never looked back. In an extraordinarily full life he wrote, campaigned and spoke on a huge range of issues, and was involved in many of the key aspects of Victorian life, by turns cajoling, moving and irritating. He completed fourteen full-length novels and volume after volume of journalism. The magical opening scenes of Great Expectations draws heavily on his own love of north Kent which he had known as a boy and in which he lived as an adult.The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Litte Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood are also published in the Penguin English Library.

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