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While working as a blacksmith apprentice for Joe, a solicitor informs Pip that he's come into means, transforming him into a man of Great Expectations. Assuming that it's from Miss Havisham to enable him to marry Estella, he goes to London to seek his fortune. Pip's assumptions however, are unfounded, and he's about to encounter some other characters from both his and Estella's past.
This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition luxury volume features French flaps, rough front, and the world-class notes, introductions, and literary and educational extras for which the Penguin Classics are known. 480 pages. Cover illustration by Richard Sala. Introduction by Francine Prose.
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Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2010
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectationsuntil he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable charactersincluding a terrifying convict named Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money cant buy. "Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language," according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, "Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickenss abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero."
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