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Great expectations

Author: Charles Dickens; Charlotte Mitchell
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin, 1996.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Guilt and desire, money and the nature of capitalism are pervasive themes in Dickens's magnificent novel, Great Expectations. 'Pip's expectation, before his expectations, is that he will be shown to have already committed a crime', writes David Trotter in his Introduction to this new edition. The orphan Pip's terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the Kent marshes, and his mysterious summons to the house of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Charlotte Mitchell
ISBN: 0140434895 9780140434897
OCLC Number: 36085668
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: xxviii, 512 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction / David Trotter --
Dickens chronology / Stephen Wall --
Suggested rurther reading: Note on the text --
Map: Kent in the early nineteenth century --
Great expectations --
Volume I Volume II --
Volume III --
Notes --
Appendix A: Ending as originally conceived --
Appendix B: Dickens's working notes.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by David Trotter ; edited and with notes by Charlotte Mitchell.

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A mysterious 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  Read more...

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