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Great Expectations (Vintage Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations between his terrifying experience in a graveyard with a convict named Magwitch and his humiliating visits with the eccentric Miss Havisham's beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, who torments him until he is elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can't buy. Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language, according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickens's abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

GB

Synopsis:

"Psychologically the latter part of Great Expectations is about the best thing Dickens ever did." —George Orwell
 
Philip Pirrip—known more commonly as Pip—is an orphan. His visits to the mysterious Miss Havisham are his only escape from his childhood of poverty. But then an anonymous bequest changes his life for ever—until secrets from Pip's past emerge, threatening to destroy the genteel new life he has built for himself, and Pip soon discovers the merciless cruelty of love, and the harsh reality of his great expectations.

About the Author

Pips life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events leads 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. His 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099511571
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Random House (UK)
Illustrator:
Pailthorpe, F.W.
Author:
Pailthorpe, F.W.
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
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Subject:
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb

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"Psychologically the latter part of Great Expectations is about the best thing Dickens ever did." —George Orwell
 
Philip Pirrip—known more commonly as Pip—is an orphan. His visits to the mysterious Miss Havisham are his only escape from his childhood of poverty. But then an anonymous bequest changes his life for ever—until secrets from Pip's past emerge, threatening to destroy the genteel new life he has built for himself, and Pip soon discovers the merciless cruelty of love, and the harsh reality of his great expectations.
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