Great Expectations charts the progress of Pip from childhood through often painful experiences to adulthood, as he moves from the Kent marshes to busy, commercial London, encountering a variety of extraordinary characters ranging from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham, locked up with her unhappy past and living with her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella. Pip must discover his true self, and his own set of values and priorities. Whether such values allow one to prosper in the complex world of early Victorian England is the major question posed by Great Expectations, one of Dickens's most fascinating, and disturbing, novels. This edition includes the original, discarded ending, Dickens's brief working notes, and the serial instalments and chapter divisions in different editions. It also uses the definitive Clarendon text.
Charles Dickens ne a Landport le 7 fevrier 1812 et mort a Gad's Hill Placele 9 juin 1870, est considere comme le plus grand romancier de l'epoque victorienne. Ayant vecu une enfance marquante, il acquiert une grande culture par ses efforts personnels. Charles Dickens a toujours defendu les enfants, l'education pour tous, la condition feminine et de nombreuses autres causes.