Great Expectations, Paperback Book

Great Expectations Paperback



'It was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me� A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor � these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip� s life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman.

Dickens� s haunting late novel depicts Pip� s education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his � great expectations� .This definitive edition uses the text from the first published edition of 1861.

It includes a map of Kent in the early nineteenth century, and appendices on Dickens� s original ending and his working notes, giving readers an illuminating glimpse into the mind of a great novelist at work.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780141439563



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