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Great expectations

Author: Charles Dickens; Graham Law; Adrian J Pinnington
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©1998.
Series: Broadview literary texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally published in serial form from December 1860 to August 1861, Great Expectations is the 'autobiography' of Pip, as he transformed from apprentice village blacksmith to a London gentleman.

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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Named Person: Charles Dickens
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Graham Law; Adrian J Pinnington
ISBN: 1551111748 9781551111742
OCLC Number: 38949886
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Description: 654 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Charles Dickens : a brief chronology --
Great expectations --
Volume I --
Volume II --
Volume III --
Explanatory notes --
Appendices : contemporary documents --
Appendix A. The composition of the novel --
1. Dickens's working memoranda --
2. Dickens's letters --
Appendix B. Contemporary responses to the novel --
1. Athenaeum (13 July 1861) --
2. Examiner (20 July 1861) --
3. Saturday Review (20 July 1861) --
4. Atlantic Monthly (September 1861) --
5. The Times (17 October 1861) --
6. British Quarterly Review (January 1862) --
7. Rambler (January 1862) --
8. Blackwood's Magazine (May 1862) --
9. Temple Bar (September 1861) --
Appendix C. On class and language --
1. Charles Dickens "Hard experiences in boyhood" in John Forster The life of Charles Dickens (1872-4) --
2. Charles Dickens "Travelling abroad" The Uncommercial Traveller (1861) --
3. Alexis de Tocqueville The Old Regime and the French Revolution (1856) --
4. Sir James Fitzjames Stephen "Gentlemen" Cornhill Magazine (March 1862) --
5. William Sewell "Gentlemanly manners" Sermons to Boys at Radley School (1854-69) --
6. John Ruskin "Of vulgarity" Modern Painters (1860) --
7. J.H. Newman "Liberal knowledge viewed in relation to religion" The Scope and Nature of University Education (1859) --
8. Thomas Carlyle "Labour" Past and Present (1843) --
9. Samuel Smiles "Character : the true gentleman" Self-Help (1859) --
10. Mrs. Craik John Halifax, Gentleman (1856) --
11. Thomas Hughes Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857) --
12. Reports into the State of Popular Education in England (1861) --
Appendix D. On crime & punishment --
1. Mrs. Trimmer The Charity School Spelling Book (1818) --
2. Charles Dickens "Criminal courts" Sketches by Boz (1839) --
3. Charles Dickens "A visit to Newgate" Sketches by Box (1839) --
4. Report from the Select Committee on Transportation (1838) --
5. Henry Savery Quintus Servinton (1831) --
6. Marcus Clarke His Natural Life (1870-2) --
7. "The autobiography of a convict" The Voices of Our Exiles (1854) --
8. Johnny Binny "Thieves and swindlers" in London Labour and the London Poor (1861-2) --
9. Thomas Carlyle Model Prisons (March 1850) --
10. Thomas Beard "A dialogue concerning convicts" All the Year Round (11 May 1861) --
11. Charles Dickens "The Ruffian" The Uncommercial Traveller (1868) --
Maps and illustrations showing settings --
Map A. Estuaries of the Thames and Medway --
Map B. City of London --
Map C. Pip's London --
Illustration A. Smithfield Market --
Illustration B. Barnard's Inn --
Illustration C. The river front at Hammersmith --
Illustration D. Covent Garden Market --
Illustration E. The Royal Exchange --
Illustration F. The Temple stairs --
Illustration G. London Bridge --
Illustration H. Billingsgate Market.
Series Title: Broadview literary texts.
Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; edited by Graham Law & Adrian J. Pinnington.

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