Great expectations

by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

Format: Print Book ©1992.
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Summary

One of Charles Dickens's most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman.

From the young Pip's first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of a graveyard to the splendidly morbid set pieces in Miss Havisham's mansion to the magnificently realized boat chase down the Thames, Great Expectations is filled with the transcendent excitement that Dickens could so abundantly provide.

Written in 1860, at the height of his maturity, it also reveals the novelist's bittersweet understanding of the extent to which our deepest moral dilemmas are born of our own obsessions and illusions.

This edition includes Dickens's original, discarded conclusion to the novel, the 1907 Everyman preface by G. K. Chesterton, and twenty illustrations by F. W. Pailthorpe.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)


Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Many baby boomers got their first taste of great literature from a Classics Illustrated comic. This volume in the relaunched line introduces readers to Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, the story of a young man's search for acceptance after receiving riches from a mysterious benefactor. With a book as long as Dickens' classic, it's natural that the comic is text heavy, but even so, it's astonishing how well adaptor and illustrator Geary hits the high points of the serpentine story. The art captures the drama (and don't miss the beautiful endpapers), though for those who know the story, Miss Havisham is drawn more coarsely than one might wish. Use this as a gateway to the classic; it may also be the only chance some kids get to meet Dickens' fascinating characters. Either way, readers will come away understanding why the story has endured. An updated profile of Geary, and a note from the editor of the original series complete the new harcover package.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This beloved classic from Dickens follows the life and adventures of a six-year-old orphan named Pip as he makes his way and comes of age in 19th-century England. Simon Prebble turns in a solid performance in this audio edition, offering up a lush and resolutely dramatic reading and creating a panoply of unique voices and accents for the book's many characters. But while Prebble's performance is lavish, it fails to distinguish itself from the scores of previous audio productions of Dickens's novels. Still, his reading remains a pleasure and a well-orchestrated introduction to the world of Dickens-one that could serve as a wonderful opportunity for both fans and those new to the author's work. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ; 56.
Subjects Young men -- England -- Fiction.
England -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Knopf :©1992.
Distributed by Random House,
Language English
Description xxxiv, 469 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical reference (pages xxii-xxiii).
ISBN 9780679405795 (hardcover)
0679405798 (hardcover)
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