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Great expectations

Author: Charles Dickens; F W Pailthorpe; Michael Slater
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, distributed by Random House, ©1997.
Series: Everyman's library., 56.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first person narrative relates the coming-of-age of Pip (Philip Pirrip). Reared in the marshes of Kent by his disagreeable sister and her sweet-natured husband, the blacksmith Joe Gargery, the young Pip one day helps a convict to escape. Later he is sent to live with Miss Havisham, a woman driven half-mad years earlier by her lover's departure on their wedding day ... When an anonymous benefactor makes it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; F W Pailthorpe; Michael Slater
ISBN: 0679405798 9780679405795
OCLC Number: 671263786
Notes: Originally published 1861.
A Borzoi Book.
Target Audience: IL:AD.
Description: 469 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Select Bibliography --
Chronlogy --
List of Characters --
List of Illustrations --
The First Stage of Pip's Expectations Chapters I to XIX --
The Second Stage of Pip's Expectations Chapters XX to XXXIX --
The Third Stage of Pip's Expectations Chapters XL to LIX --
Appendix 1: The Cancelled Conclusion --
Appendix 2: Introduction to the Original Everyman Edition by G.K. Chesterton.
Series Title: Everyman's library., 56.
Responsibility: by Charles Dickens ; illustrated by F.W. Pailthorpe, with and Introduction by Michael Slater.

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"The first person narrative relates the coming-of-age of Pip (Philip Pirrip). Reared in the marshes of Kent by his disagreeable sister and her sweet-natured husband, the blacksmith Joe Gargery, the young Pip one day helps a convict to escape. Later he is sent to live with Miss Havisham, a woman driven half-mad years earlier by her lover's departure on their wedding day ... When an anonymous benefactor makes it possible for Pip to go to London for an education, he credits Miss Havisham ... Pips benefactor turns out to have been Abel Magwitch, the convict he once aided, who dies awaiting trial after Pip is unable to help him a second time. Joe rescues Pip from despair and nurses him back to health." Merriam-Webster's Ency of Lit.

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