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Great Expectations: Classics Deluxe Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio)

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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet by superstar type designer Jessica Hische, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley,  the series design encompasses foil-stamped paper-over-board cases in a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines and a decorative stain on all three paper edges. Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an “A” for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a “B” for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and a “C” for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, and continues with more classics from Penguin.

D is for Dickens. The orphan Pip is destined to become a blacksmith like his brother-in-law Joe. But when Pip meets the beautiful Estella Havisham, he yearns for a gentleman’s education in order to woo her. A mysterious legacy answers his ambition, and changes the course of his life, taking him far from the Marshes of youth—far, so he thinks, from his early terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, and his sister’s class resentments. In this fictional autobiography, Pip’s coming-of-age story becomes representative of the changing social landscape of nineteenth century England. As Pip’s education provides upward social mobility, he must also learn hard lessons about self-delusion and forgiveness, love and loss, and the true nature of his Great Expectations.

Synopsis:

The eternal story of Pip, who abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman, remains one of Dickens's most celebrated works. This graphic edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first serialized publication of "Great Expectations."

Synopsis:

A graphic deluxe edition to mark the 150th anniversary of Dicken's brilliant, mysterious coming-of-age novel

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 orphan Pip's life forever, as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his great expectations. Published nine years before Dickens's death, it remains one of his most celebrated works.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870), one of the most important contributors to the canon of English literature, wrote such classics as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and David Copperfield.

Francine Prose is the author of more than twenty books, including the novel Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction bestseller Reading Like a Writer. A former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is currently a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard College.

Richard Sala is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist, creator of the critically acclaimed Evil Eye series, Invisible Hands, and The Chuckling Whatsit. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143106272
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Prose, Francine
Introduction:
Prose, Francine
Illustrator:
Sala, Richard
Author:
Hische, Jessica
Author:
Sala, Richard
Author:
Prose, Francine
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , The eternal story of Pip, who abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman, remains one of Dickens's most celebrated works. This graphic edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first serialized publication of "Great Expectations."
"Synopsis" by ,
A graphic deluxe edition to mark the 150th anniversary of Dicken's brilliant, mysterious coming-of-age novel

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 orphan Pip's life forever, as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his great expectations. Published nine years before Dickens's death, it remains one of his most celebrated works.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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