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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with d... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781407015262
Barcode 9781407015262
Published 4 September 2008 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Vintage Classics
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ISBN-13 9781407015262
ISBN-10 1407015265
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 4 September 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Vintage Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress England - Fiction - Social conditions
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 360024

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Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals. Pip's desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review He's a marvellous writer... He's very, very good

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. When he was twelve years old he was sent to work in a shoe polish factory because his father had been imprisoned for debt. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836, the same year that he married Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Dickens became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. He set up and edited the journals Household Words (1850-9) and All the Year Round (1859-70). Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870 leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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