Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1912464055
Available:
Release: 2018-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An escaped convict threatens to eat young Pip's heart for breakfast. The ghostly Miss Havisham invites Pip to her eerie home. A mysterious benefactor makes him suddenly wealthy. Pip's life will never be the same again. Pride, humility, love, loyalty and shame compete for Pip's emotions. Will his quest to become a gentleman enable him to melt the cold heart of the beautiful Estella, or will it destroy his happiness? Pip's tale is full of mystery and surprises. What is the nature of Miss Havisham's interest in him? Why does Estella want to break his heart? Why does the dangerous convict return? Most importantly, who has given Pip his great expectations?

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0141439564
Available:
Release: 2003-01-30
Editor: ePenguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 - these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers thetrue nature of his 'great expectations'.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9780375757013
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Release: 2001
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the classic story of the orphan Pip, the convict Magwitch, the beautiful Estella, and her guardian, the embittered Miss Havisham.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9798740685991
Available:
Release: 2021-04-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip. I give Pirrip as my father's family name, on the authority of his tombstone and my sister,--Mrs. Joe Gargery, who married the blacksmith. As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them (for their days were long before the days of photographs), my first fancies regarding what they were like were unreasonably derived from their tombstones. The shape of the letters on my father's, gave me an odd idea that he was a square, stout, dark man, with curly black hair. From the character and turn of the inscription, "Also Georgiana Wife of the Above," I drew a childish conclusion that my mother was freckled and sickly. To five little stone lozenges, each about a foot and a half long, which were arranged in a neat row beside their grave, and were sacred to the memory of five little brothers of mine,--who gave up trying to get a living, exceedingly early in that universal struggle,--I am indebted for a belief I religiously entertained that they had all been born on their backs with their hands in their trousers-pockets, and had never taken them out in this state of existence.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HN1GMG
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Release: 1881
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pip’s adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle.

Great Expectations Annotated

Great Expectations  Annotated
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9798734478820
Available:
Release: 2021-04-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel, which depicts the education of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The moral theme of Great Expectations is quite simple: affection, loyalty, and conscience are more important than social advancement, wealth, and class.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781108040051
Available:
Release: 2011-11-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A reissue of the three-volume first book edition (1861) of one of Dickens' greatest novels.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 92
ISBN: 1411469569
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Release: 2014
Editor: Spark Notes
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, each title in the 'Sparknotes' series contains complete plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 334
ISBN: HARVARD:HXDU5A
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Release: 1861
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Originals Great Expectations

The Originals  Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9789352763153
Available:
Release: 2018-07-05
Editor: Om Books International
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Charles Dickens’ second novel, Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy’s Progress, was first published as a serial (in monthly instalments) in the magazine Bentley’s Miscellany from February 1837 to April 1839. The novel was inspired by Robert Blincoe’s account of his childhood spent in a cotton mill. Oliver Twist, an orphan, is born in a workhouse and later sold off into an apprenticeship. Dickens situates his protagonist amid the squalid lives of beggars, criminals and petty thieves. Trapped in a world of corruption and poverty, Oliver with his pure heart is rewarded with a fairytale ending. The dark reality of child labour, the effects of industrialisation and the condition of orphans in London in the mid-19th century form the crux of Dickens’ heart-rending novel. Great Expectations revolves around the life of an orphan nicknamed Pip. The novel, set in the 19th century, traces the psychological growth of Pip in three stages: his childhood in the marshes of Kent, his journey from the rural environs to the London metropolis, and finally his reluctant reconciliation with the vanity of false promises and values. The cast includes the cold yet ethereal Estella, the kind-hearted blacksmith Joe, the ‘pale young gentleman’ Herbert Pocket and the affluent, eccentric spinster Miss Havisham, among others. George Bernard Shaw said of the novel, ‘All of one piece and consistently truthful.’

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1906332096
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Classical Comics, Limited
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Charles Dickens' tale of Pip, Miss Havisham and the spiteful Estella is retold here with fresh enthusiasm contained within Victorian ambience.

The Great Expectations School

The Great Expectations School
Author: Dan Brown
Pages: 267
ISBN: 1559708352
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Arcade Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the author's turbulent first year working as a teacher of disadvantaged students in the Bronx, describing his difficulties with such challenges as unruly students, absent parents, and a failing administration, obstacles that placed his career choice in question and revealed formidable flaws in the educational system.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 514
ISBN: 014104036X
Available:
Release: 2009-09
Editor: Penguin Classics Hardcover
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Pip, a young orphan, receives a fortune from a mysterious benefactor and travels to London in order to become a gentleman.

Charles Dickens s Great Expectations

Charles Dickens s Great Expectations
Author: Mary Hammond
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781317168249
Available:
Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781427043375
Available:
Release: 2009-03-14
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Timothy Roberts
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781921411021
Available:
Release: 2012-02-10
Editor: Insight Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations
Author: William Damon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 145160310X
Available:
Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Greater Expectations is the book that exposed the low standards that children are confronted with in our homes, our schools, and throughout our culture. It exploded many of the misconceptions about children and how to raise them, including the cult of self-esteem, "child-centered" learning, and other overly indulgent practices that have been watering down the education and guidance that we are providing our young people. It disclosed how the self-centered ethic is damaging our youth. Greater Expectations started America talking about these issues and about how young people need to be provided with challenges and a sense of purpose if we want them to survive and thrive in life. Provocative and challenging, Greater Expectations was a wake-up call, a must-read for anyone concerned about the growing youth crisis in America and what we can do about it.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 482
ISBN: 9780199219766
Available:
Release: 2008-06-12
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perhaps Dickens's best-loved work, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, a young man with few prospects for advancement until a mysterious benefactor allows him to escape the Kent marshes for a more promising life in London. Despite his good fortune, Pip is haunted by figures from his past--the escaped convict Magwitch, the time-withered Miss Havisham, and her proud and beautiful ward, Estella--and in time uncovers not just the origins of his great expectations but the mystery of his own heart. A powerful and moving novel, Great Expectations is suffused with Dickens's memories of the past and its grip on the present, and it raises disturbing questions about the extent to which individuals affect each other's lives. This edition reprints the definitive Clarendon text. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst's new introduction ranges widely across critical issues raised by the novel: its biographical genesis, ideas of origin and progress and what makes a "gentleman," memory, melodrama, and the book's critical reception. The book includes four appendices and the fullest set of critical notes in any mass-market edition. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Charles Dickens s Great Expectations

Charles Dickens s Great Expectations
Author: Mary Hammond
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781317168256
Available:
Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

Charles Dickens s Great Expectations

Charles Dickens s Great Expectations
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9781438132747
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a collection of interpretations of Charles Dickens's novel, Great expectations.