Great Expectations

Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

Publication Date: 30/01/2013

$19.99
Introduction by George Bernard Shaw
Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations--until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters--including a terrifying convict named Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, "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."
INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE
ISBN:
9780141392592
Category:
Classic Fiction
Publication Date:
30-01-2013
Language:
English
Series:
Penguin Classics Ser.
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
203.2x127x25.4mm
Weight:
0.38kg
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and became the most popular novelist of the Victorian era.

A prolific writer, he published more than a dozen novels in his lifetime, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and Hard Times, most of which have been adapted many times over for radio, stage and screen.

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