Great Expectations (Norton Critical Editions Series) / Edition 1

Great Expectations (Norton Critical Editions Series) / Edition 1

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by Charles Dickens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393960692

ISBN-13: 9780393960693

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This Norton Critical Edition, edited by the pioneer of Great Expectations scholarship, presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel (1861) available.
The newly established text is based on all extant materials and is accompanied by several textual essays.
"Backgrounds" provides readers with an understanding of Great Expectations's inception and

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This Norton Critical Edition, edited by the pioneer of Great Expectations scholarship, presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel (1861) available.
The newly established text is based on all extant materials and is accompanied by several textual essays.
"Backgrounds" provides readers with an understanding of Great Expectations's inception and internal chronology. A discussion of the public-reading version of the novel is also included. A wonderfully rich "Contexts" section collects thirteen pieces, centering on the novel’s major themes: the link between author and hero and, relatedly, Victorian notions of gentility, snobbishness, and social mobility; the often brutal training, at home and at school, of children born around 1800; and the central issues of crime and punishment.
"Criticism" gathers twenty-two assessments of Great Expectations, both contemporary and modern, which offer a range of perspectives on Dickens and his novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393960693
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
750
Sales rank:
287,798
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Plot synopsis
who's who in "Great Expectations"
themes and images in "Great Expectations"
understanding the relationships
text commentary
self-test questions
how to write a coursework essay
how to write an examination essay
self-test answers.

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If you are into Nineteenth-Century literature, or Dickens in general, this is a must have. This version of Great Expectations is combined with fantastic scholarly writing, to provide the best insight and exploration of the timeless tale.
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