Great Expectations: 150th Anniversary Edition

byCharles DickensIntroduction byStanley WeintraubAfterword byAnnabel Davis-Goff

February 3, 2009|
Great Expectations: 150th Anniversary Edition by Charles Dickens
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From the agony of Charles Dickens’ disenchantment with the Victorian middle class comes a novel of spellbinding mystery and a profound examination of moral values.

An orphan living with his older sister and her kindly husband, Pip is hired by wealthy and embittered Miss Havisham as a companion for her and her beautiful adopted daughter, Estella. His years in service to the Havishams fill his heart with the desire to rise above his station in life. Pip’s wish is fulfilled when a mysterious benefactor provides him with “great expectations”—the means to be tutored as a gentleman.

Thrust into London’s high-society circles, Pip grows accustomed to a life of leisure, only to find himself lacking as a suitor competing for Estella’s favor. After callously discarding everything he once valued for his own selfish pursuits, Pip learns the identity of his patron—a revelation that shatters his very soul.

With an Introduction by Stanley Weintraub
and an Afterword by Annabel Davis-Goff


 

As a child, Charles Dickens (1812–70) came to know not only hunger and privation, but also the horror of the infamous debtors’ prison and the evils of child labor. A surprise legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and “slave” factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years’ formal ...
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Title:Great Expectations: 150th Anniversary Edition
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:528 pages, 7.88 X 4.25 X 0.87 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 7.88 X 4.25 X 0.87 in
Published:February 3, 2009
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780451531186

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