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Great expectations

Author: Charles Dickens; F W Pailthorpe; Frederick Page
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987, ©1953.
Series: Oxford illustrated Dickens.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The development of Philip (Pip) Pirrip's character after he learns of 'great expectations' of wealth from a mysterious source shows that pride comes before a fall. But he is not the only character to learn from his errors: Estella, a young protegee of the half-deranged Miss Havisham, has used her beauty as a weapon and she suffers too.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Great expectations.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987, ©1953
(OCoLC)570626020
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; F W Pailthorpe; Frederick Page
ISBN: 0192545116 9780192545114
OCLC Number: 17152313
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Description: xvi, 460 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Oxford illustrated Dickens.
Responsibility: by Charles Dickens ; with 21 illustrations by F.W. Pailthorpe ; and an introd. by Frederick Page.

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An unknown benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves  Read more...

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