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Penguin Select Classics: Great Expectations

Release date: 11 April 2024
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"“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”

Pip, a blacksmith’s apprentice goes from humble beginnings in the marshes of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London. A chance encounter with the escaped convict Magwitch sets off a series of events that lead Pip to the eccentric Miss Havisham and her captivating ward, Estella.

In his pursuit of becoming a gentleman to win Estella’s affection, Pip grapples with his own self-worth and the impact of his humble origins.

Pip must unravel the complexities of his own identity and in the bustling 19th century London his idealistic ambitions are threatened by dominating class difference.

Charles Dickens’ riveting and thought-provoking novel raises profound questions about human worth and the pursuit of success in a rapidly changing world."

Product Details

Title: Penguin Select Classics: Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin
SKU: BK0503434
EAN: 9789815162318
Number Of Pages: 496
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Release date: 11 April 2024

About Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870). According to London Times, ‘the greatest instructor of the Nineteenth Century’ and otherwise, an English novelist and social critic, he created some of the best-known fictional characters. His early childhood was marked by frequent moves and disruptions due to his family’s financial struggles. Despite his limited formal education, Dickens was an avid reader and continued to educate himself throughout his life. His writings often dealt with social issues including poverty, class, capitalism, and he was a vocal critic of the Victorian establishment. He was also an accomplished public speaker and gave many public readings of his works which helped to further cement his reputation as a writer. By the time of his death in 1870, he had become one of the most famous and celebrated writers of his time.

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