Great expectations

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One of Charles Dickens’s most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman. From the young Pip’s first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of a graveyard to the splendidly morbid set pieces in Miss Havisham’s mansion to the magnificently realized boat chase down the Thames, Great Expectations is filled with the transcendent excitement that Dickens could so abundantly provide. Written in 1860, at the height of his maturity, it also reveals the novelist’s bittersweet understanding of the extent to which our deepest moral dilemmas are born of our own obsessions and illusions.This edition includes Dickens’s original, discarded conclusion to the novel, the 1907 Everyman preface by G. K. Chesterton, and twenty illustrations by F. W. Pailthorpe.(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) 

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subject_facet Benefactors -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- England -- Fiction, Downloadable audio, Downloadable streaming, England -- Juvenile fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Ex-convicts -- Fiction, Industrial revolution -- Great Britain -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction, Social classes -- Great Britain -- Fiction, Young men -- England -- Fiction, Young men -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Great expectations
title_full Great Expectations, Great Expectations / Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by Stanley Weintraub and a new afterword by Annabel Davis-Goff, Great expectations / Charles Dickens, Great expectations / Charles Dickens ; with an introduction and notes by Radhika Jones, Great expectations / by Charles Dickens ; adapted by Mitsu Yamamoto ; illustrations by Brendan Lynch ; edited by Malvina G. Vogel, Great expectations / by Charles Dickens ; with 21 illustrations by F. W. Pailthorpe, Great expectations [sound recording] / by Charles Dickens
title_short Great expectations
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