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Written by Charles DickensAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Bernard ShawAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Bernard Shaw

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: February 13, 2001
  • Price: $9.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75701-3 (0-375-75701-5)
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Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations between his terrifying experience in a graveyard with a convict named Magwitch and his humiliating visits with the eccentric Miss Havisham's beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, who torments him until he is elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can't 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 Dickens's abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero.

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