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Great Expectations - (Penguin Clothbound Classics) by Charles Dickens (Hardcover)

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About the Book



Pip, a poor orphan boy, is befriended by an unknown benefactor and goes to London to live the life of a gentleman.



Book Synopsis



Now an original series on FX and Hulu starring Olivia Coleman

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Pip doesn't expect much from life...His sister makes it clear that her orphaned little brother is nothing but a burden on her. But suddenly things begin to change. Pip's narrow existence is blown apart when he finds an escaped criminal, is summoned to visit a mysterious old woman and meets the icy beauty Estella. Most astoundingly of all, an anonymous person gives him money to begin a new life in London. Are these events as random as they seem? Or does Pip's fate hang on a series of coincidences he could never have expected?



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"No story in the first person was ever better told."



About the Author



Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812. 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. David Trotter is Quain Professor of English Language and Literature and Head of Department at University College London. Charlotte Mitchell is Lecturer in English at University College London.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.04 Inches (H) x 5.16 Inches (W) x 1.73 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.47 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 544
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Penguin Clothbound Classics
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Hardcover
Author: Charles Dickens
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2009
TCIN: 11844160
UPC: 9780141040363
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-7462
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.73 inches length x 5.16 inches width x 8.04 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.47 pounds
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