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Great Expectations (95 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780140366815
ISBN10: 0140366814
Condition: Student Owned
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The engrossing epic of murder, mysteries and an orphan boy's promise of wealth. As a small boy at Joe Gargery's forge, Pip meets two people who will affect his whole life - an escaped convict he is forced to help, and the eccentric Miss Havisham, whose beautiful, cold ward Estella young Pip adores. But when a secret benefactor pays for him to go to London to become a gentleman, Pip never dreams he will meet the dreadful Magwitch again, nor just how wrong his expectations are.

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A mysterious 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 home penniless.

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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.

About the Author

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation,but also the horror of the infamous debtors prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and “slave” factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorneys clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

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JASL, October 5, 2006 (view all comments by JASL)
A VERY GOOD BOOK .EVERY ONE SHOULD READ IT
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140366815
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Puffin
Author:
Jennings, Linda
Author:
Calder, Angus
Abridged by:
Jennings, Linda
Abridged:
Jennings, Linda
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Young men -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Ex-convicts
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Puffin Classics
Publication Date:
19950601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 6 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.79x5.12x.74 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 432 pages Puffin Books - English 9780140366815 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A mysterious 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 home penniless.
"Synopsis" by , "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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