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Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

Part of the Wordsworth Collector's Editions Series

Great Expectations Synopsis

Considered by many to be Dickens' finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with some of Dickens' most memorable characters. Among them are the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Abel Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham and her beautiful ward Estella, Pip's good-hearted room-mate Herbert Pocket and the pompous Pumblechook. As Pip unravels the truth behind his own 'great expectations' in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him towards maturity and his most important discovery of all - the truth about himself.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781840228014
Publication date: 7th September 2020
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 512 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

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