Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Considered one of his most important works, Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS is a classic coming-of-age story. The central character, Pip, is an orphan who unwillingly befriends an escaped criminal as a child in early 19th century England. As Pip grows older, Dickens' uses Pip's life as a backdrop for commentary on issues of the time such as crime, social class,

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Considered one of his most important works, Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS is a classic coming-of-age story. The central character, Pip, is an orphan who unwillingly befriends an escaped criminal as a child in early 19th century England. As Pip grows older, Dickens' uses Pip's life as a backdrop for commentary on issues of the time such as crime, social class, empire and ambition. An ambitious Pip later learns that he has a mysterious benefactor (the criminal), the source of his "great expectations" as he hopes to climb the social ladder in Georgian and early Victorian England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011903175
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era. Dickens is known for creating some of English literature's most iconic characters, including Oliver Twist, Ebeneezer Scrooge, and David Copperfield.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a freshman and an honors english student in high school. I enjoy the book but it is the hardest book I have ever read. If my teacher were to not explain it to the class I would not be able follow it at all. My fellow classmates say the same. But for somebody who were to read it on their own I would reccomend it for those over sixteen. Otherwise it would be to hard too follow. The book itself is fascinating and twisted. I would reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to read this over the summer for English 1. The begining was a little interesting. I was told the book is very boring, but really its not that boring. I think older people would understand the book better than younger people. I am only 14 ~ Madison
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We gad to read this for honors and its really hard to folllow in my opinion chapter one really confused me i had to do some extra work to finally understand what this book is about so i really dont like this book
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What is this book about?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most interesting of Dicken's classic tales. I recommend it to all who love a good classic storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We HAD to read parts of this book in junior high. Many years later, I picked it up and thoroughly enjoyed it. Several excellent movies have been made of this, too. (Except for the most recent one, set in modern times.) It's worth picking up again.
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KathleenS More than 1 year ago
Many years ago, I read this book when I was in the 8th grade. I thought it was nearly impossible to read at the time but persisted because my mother told me how much she had always loved the book. I have to say that I am glad that I did. To this day, over thirty years after that original struggle, it is one of my two favorite books ever. I have read it several times throughout the years and am finishing it once again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I got this book it was only 62 pages long. It said it was a sample? (And yes, i know i actually bought it)