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One of Dickens's greatest novels, Great Expectations is also one of his most autobiographical stories, as the young protagonist Pip escapes from his troubled childhood experiences to learn for himself the perils of love, the dangers of wealth, and how to sort his friends from his enemies. Just as Dickens never quite recovered from the traumas of the debtor's prison and child labor, so Pip learns that his early life cut more deeply than he realizes, with unavoidable consequences. Through the lives of its unforgettable characters—Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Estella—Great Expectations charts the course of an England undergoing rapid social and economic change, and tells a tale that is among the foremost classics of the English language.

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One of Dickens's greatest novels, Great Expectations is also one of his most autobiographical stories, as the young protagonist Pip escapes from his troubled childhood experiences to learn for himself the perils of love, the dangers of wealth, and how to sort his friends from his enemies. Just as Dickens never quite recovered from the traumas of the debtor's prison and child labor, so Pip learns that his early life cut more deeply than he realizes, with unavoidable consequences. Through the lives of its unforgettable characters—Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Estella—Great Expectations charts the course of an England undergoing rapid social and economic change, and tells a tale that is among the foremost classics of the English language.

About the Author

Charles Dickens was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era and is known for such novels as The Adventures of Oliver TwistA Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, and A Tale of Two Cities. F.W. Pailthorpe provided illustrations for the original edition of Great Expectations.

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Mehr03, July 13, 2014 (view all comments by Mehr03)
The novel is captivating and simply amazing. The story of Pip and his ambition to become a rich gentleman to win fair Estella is narrated in a beautifully constructed prose. I must say all the characters in this book are memorable and have distinctive personalities. Miss Havisham is still one of the most unforgettable characters for me. I enjoyed reading the different dynamics each character has with Pip. Joe happens to be my most favorite character in the book and I love how his precious friendship with Pip is an integral part of the story. The book is also more humorous than I expected. I also loved the moral aspects of the novel. Dickens showed us how friendship, love and family are more valuable than wealth and social class. Enjoyable and I definitely recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781847490049
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Oneworld Classics
Publication Date:
20070601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , One of Dickens's greatest novels, Great Expectations is also one of his most autobiographical stories, as the young protagonist Pip escapes from his troubled childhood experiences to learn for himself the perils of love, the dangers of wealth, and how to sort his friends from his enemies. Just as Dickens never quite recovered from the traumas of the debtor's prison and child labor, so Pip learns that his early life cut more deeply than he realizes, with unavoidable consequences. Through the lives of its unforgettable characters—Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Estella—Great Expectations charts the course of an England undergoing rapid social and economic change, and tells a tale that is among the foremost classics of the English language.
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