Great Expectations

Great Expectations
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Format: Paperback / softback, 512 Pages
ISBN: 9781631061721
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Enjoy the classic tale of adolescence, growth, and loyalty, all set in Victorian London.

What this cautionary tale of a young man raised high above his station by a mysterious benefactor lacks in length, it more than makes up for in its remarkable characters and compelling story.

Charles Dickens' Great Expectations begins with young orphaned Philip Pirrip--Pip--running afoul of an escaped convict in a cemetery. This terrifying personage bullies Pip into stealing food and a file for him, threatening that if he tells a soul "your heart and your liver shall be tore out, roasted and ate." The boy does as he's asked, but the convict is captured anyway, and transported to the penal colonies in Australia.

Having started his novel in a cemetery, Dickens then ups the stakes and introduces his hero into the decaying household of Miss Havisham, a wealthy, half-mad woman who was jilted on her wedding day many years before and has never recovered. Pip is brought there to play with Miss Havisham's ward, Estella, a little girl who delights in tormenting Pip about his rough hands and future as a blacksmith's apprentice.

Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Grace Moore.

The author

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was a prolific English writer of fiction and nonfiction, including fifteen novels. He enjoyed international success in his lifetime and is considered one of the greatest novelists of all time.

Grace Moore is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Dickens and Empire, which was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Award for literary scholarship, and The Victorian Novel in Context.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 512 Pages
ISBN: 9781631061721
Size: 5.75 in x 7.5 in x 1.25 in / 146.05 mm x 190.5 mm x 31.75 mm
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