Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011903175
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 57,906
  • File size: 2 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Freshman in high school

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    My thoughts

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2013

    Many years ago, I read this book when I was in the 8th grade. I

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Honors

    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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    Posted May 15, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    One of the most interesting of Dicken's classic tales. I recomme

    One of the most interesting of Dicken's classic tales. I recommend it to all who love a good classic storyline.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    ???

    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)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    One of my all-time favorites

    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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