Great Expectations

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Price
$10.95
Publisher
Random House UK
Publish Date
Pages
460
Dimensions
5.4 X 7.82 X 1.27 inches | 0.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780099511571
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About the Author

Charles Dickens was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era and is known for such novels as The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, and A Tale of Two Cities. F.W. Pailthorpe provided illustrations for the original edition of Great Expectations.

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"No story in the first person was ever better told."

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"A story of the traumas of sex and class. My favourite moment is the one where Magwitch makes his stumbling way up the shadowy staircase towards an unnerved but unsuspecting Pip: the halting but inexorable rise of the repressed 'from the darkness beneath." --Sarah Waters, author, Fingersmith
"He s a marvellous writer . . . He s very, very good." William Trevor, author, "Cheating at Canasta""
"There is no one Dickens novel I could pick over all the others. Dickens is huge--like the sky. Pick any page of Dickens and it's immediately recognizable as him, yet he might be doing social satire, or farce, or horror, or a psychological study of a murderer--or any combination of these." --Susanna Clarke, author, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
"I would always prefer to go get another Dickens off the shelf than pick up a new book by someone I've not read yet . . . I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive." --Donna Tartt, author, The Little Friend
"He's a marvellous writer . . . He's very, very good." --William Trevor, author, Cheating at Canasta

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