Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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Young orphan Pip finds his life changed forever when he helps escaped convict Magwitch, and falls impossibly in love with Estella, the beautiful, icy charge of bitter Miss Haversham. Then an anonymous well-wisher gives him money to begin a new life in London. Are these events random? Or does Pip's fate hang on a series of coincidences he could never have expected? Books that save lives come in one colour Choose (Penguin Classics) Red, Save Lives Penguin Classics has partnered with (Product) Red to bring you our selection of some of the best books ever written. We will be contributing 50 per cent of the profits from the sale of (Penguin Classics) Red editions to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Now great books can help save lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 18mm | 358.34g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141194367
  • 9780141194363
  • 727,835

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The most nakedly haunted book Dickens ever wrote Guardian
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About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born at Portsmouth on 7 February 1812. Part of the secret of his success was the method of cheap serial publication which Dickens used for all his novels. He began Oliver Twist in 1837, followed by Nicholas Nickleby (1838) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41). A Christmas Carol, appeared in 1843, David Copperfield in 1850. In later works, such as Bleak House (1853) and Little Dorrit (1857), Dickens's social criticism became more radical and his comedy more savage. He published Hard Times in 1854, A Tale of Two Cities in 1859 and Great Expectations in 1860. His last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, was never completed and he died on 9 June 1870.
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2 9% (45,124)
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