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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens


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PUBLISHED: 31st December 2002
ISBN: 9780141439563
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"Great Expectations" is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their part in a story whose title itself reflects the deep irony that shaped Dickens's searching reappraisal of the Victorian middle class.
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  • Paperback
    $12.00
PUBLISHED: 31st December 2002
ISBN: 9780141439563
ANNOTATION:
"Great Expectations" is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their part in a story whose title itself reflects the deep irony that shaped Dickens's searching reappraisal of the Victorian middle class.

Annotation

"Great Expectations" is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their part in a story whose title itself reflects the deep irony that shaped Dickens's searching reappraisal of the Victorian middle class.

Publisher Description

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 the true nature of his 'great expectations'.

Author Biography

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.

Review

"No story in the first person was ever better told."

Prizes

Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

Product Details

Pages
544
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
ISBN-10
0141439564
ISBN-13
9780141439563
Media
Book
Year
2002
Publication Date
2002-12-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
chronology, notes
Edited by
Charlotte Mitchell
Author
Charles Dickens
Audience Age
14-18
Short Title
GRT EXPECTATIONS REV/E
Edition Description
Revised
Format
Paperback
Residence
ENK