Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

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In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens chronicles the life of Pip, an ordinary country boy led astray by the trappings of London society as well as his desire to improve himself …read more

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Title Great Expectations
ISBN 9781443413947
Author by Charles Dickens
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperPerennial Classics
Publication Date 14 February 2012
Format EPUB
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Number of Pages 410
Filesize 1.11 MB
Language en
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fiction (Adult)
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Classic Fiction

Author Biography

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of England's greatest writers. Best known for his classic serialized novels, such as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations, Dickens wrote about the London he lived in, the conditions of the poor, and the growing tensions between the classes. He achieved critical and popular international success in his lifetime and was honored with burial in Westminster Abbey.

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In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens chronicles the life of Pip, an ordinary country boy led astray by the trappings of London society as well as his desire to improve himself and become a gentleman. Along the way, Pip meets the disappointed Miss Havisham and her beautiful but unattainable ward, Estella, with whom he falls deeply in love. Beloved by generations of readers, Great Expectations was originally published in serial form from December 1860 to August 1861.)

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