Great Expectations-9780141439563

Great Expectations

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Author: Dickens, Charles, Mitchell, Charlotte, Trotter, David, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Penguin Classics, Series: N/A, Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Published: 30/11/2002, Pagination: 560 pages, chronology, notes, Classification: Fiction & related items, Country of Publication:

19.8 cm H | 12.9 cm W | 2.3 cm T | 372 g Wt

'His novels will endure as long as the language itself' Peter AckroydDickens's haunting late novel depicts the education and development of a young man, Pip, as his life is changed by a series of events - a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - and he discovers the true nature of his 'great expectations'.

This definitive edition includes appendices on Dickens's original ending, giving an illuminating glimpse into a great novelist at work. With an Introduction by DAVID TROTTER Edited and with notes by CHARLOTTE MITCHELL