Great Expectations [With ATOC] [NOOK Book]

Overview

Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens. It was first published in serial form in the publication All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It has been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.
Great Expectations is written in the style of bildungsroman, which follows the story of a man or woman in their quest for maturity, usually starting from childhood and ending in the main character's eventual adulthood. Great Expectations is the story of the ...
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Great Expectations [With ATOC]

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Overview

Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens. It was first published in serial form in the publication All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It has been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.
Great Expectations is written in the style of bildungsroman, which follows the story of a man or woman in their quest for maturity, usually starting from childhood and ending in the main character's eventual adulthood. Great Expectations is the story of the orphan Pip, writing about his life and attempting to become a gentleman along the way. The novel can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people.
The main plot of Great Expectations takes place between Christmas Eve 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old (and which happens to be the year of Dickens' birth), and the winter of 1840. (from Wikipedia)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012980632
  • Publisher: Ladislav Deczi
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1036
  • File size: 647 KB

Meet the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed unrivaled popularity and fame during his career, and he remains popular, being responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
Many of his writings, with their recurrent concern for social reform, first appeared in magazines in serialised form, a popular format at the time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialisation, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialised. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next instalment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.
Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose and unique personalities by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K.Chesterton ; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    Horrible OCR - Look elsewhere. However if you download get all 3 Vol.

    There are three volumes. That is not clear from the description of the book. B&N should add volume number to the title.

    The three volumes are scanned and converted to text with OCR. Nobody bothered to correct the errors in the OCR output. It is unconscionable that a renowned literary work would be made available to a mass market in this form. The Google introduction sates how proud Google is to present this work to the Public. I think Google should be ashamed to put such garbage on the Internet, especially since they put their name on the product. I guess Google is playing the numbers game, get as many books as possible to claim they have X millions, quality be dammed.

    Barnes and Noble and Google should delete all this garbage from their sites!

    29 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Typos and clarity

    This has too many typos and this is very confusing. The book itself was great but it is missing chapters. IT DOES NOT EVEN START AT THE FIRST CHAPTER!!! Someone should really make this clear and typo-less.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Starts at chapter thirty

    I was quite dismayed to discover that this edition starts at chapter thirty. Neddless to say I am glad I did not pay anything for it

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2010

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    very satisfying...

    Great Expectations was a satisfying read. It had depth and a lot of humor that I wasn't expecting.

    The story follows Pip through much of his life starting in childhood. I enjoyed the first part of the book the most....it was very funny. Pip helps an escaped convict which will have repercussions throughout the rest of his life. He is given a fortune from an anonymous benefactor and moves to London with 'great expectations' of becoming a gentleman and furthering himself in life. All does not go according to his expectations though and many lessons are learned.

    The first part of Great Expectations was excellent. It was surprisingly funny and very thrilling and fast paced. Comparatively, the last half dragged a bit. That's not to say it was boring though. The characters kept it interesting. Great Expectations contains some wonderful characters...one's you don't want to miss! This is definitely a book to be read by anyone who enjoys literature and I'm certainly glad I did.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    HannaH

    Cant read; simply horrible

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    Riddled with errors and strange characters

    I actually love this book and was excited to find it for free. Unfortunately, the book is so riddled with typographical errors and strange characters that it's virtually impossible to read. I'm going to go hunt around for one that is error free, even if I have to pay.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    Horrible OCR. Look elsewhere - If you do download get all 3 Vol.

    There are three volumes. That is not clear from the description of the book. B&N should add volume number to the title.

    The three volumes are scanned and converted to text with OCR. Nobody bothered to correct the errors in the OCR output. It is unconscionable that a renowned literary work would be made available to a mass market in this form. The Google introduction sates how proud Google is to present this work to the Public. I think Google should be ashamed to put such garbage on the Internet, especially since they put their name on the product. I guess Google is playing the numbers game, get as many books as possible to claim they have X millions, quality be dammed.

    Barnes and Noble and Google should delete all this garbage from their sites!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    part 3 only?

    This "free" book begins with chapter 30. I assume there are at least two other volumes to this book, but I do not know how to find them as there are no distinguishing notations in the title advising you that this is a later volume, and none of the other versions advise you that they are the earlier verision. A rotten trick. What good is part 3? At least give us part one which would tempt us in and leave us wanting to PURCHASE the real book to finish it. THIS is pointless.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Hard to read

    The pages were badly scanned

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Unreadable

    Too many errors

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    What was i thinking???

    THIS IS THE WORST BOOK EVER!!! DO NOT READ IF YOU KNOW WHATS GOOD FOR YOU!!!! Enough said.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Meh.....i disliked

    I had to read this book for engllish and i thought in theiry this was a good book but once i started reading i hated it so much boring and i couldn't understand it

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Terrible

    This was a waste of my time

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    I hated it

    I hated it. It was a horrible book. I advise you never to read it if you value your time. It is not worth any money.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    LOVE

    Love it = 'Nuf said.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    Daphne

    Excellent book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

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    Worst.Book.Ever.

    Seriously, I would rather scoop my eye out with a rusty spoon than read this again. Personally I find Dickens' writing style boring and verbose. Save yourself the agony and read the cliff notes.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    I wish there was a zero stars. Or negative.

    I will buy a paper copy to rip it up page by page and burn it.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

    REALLY BORING!!!!!!!!!

    All I can say is that this book is really boring!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2008

    Great read for the classic English novel lover

    As a requirement for my English class I needed to read this book and do a project on it. I believe the book provides wonderful insight into the division of social classes during the nineteenth century. This book has so many eery and joyful twists and turns that it is as if it is bringing the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking a thrilling classic English novel that keeps the reader captivated.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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