Great Expectations Lib/E

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Blackstone Publishing
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6.8 X 2.0 X 6.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Compact Disc
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About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was an English writer, generally considered to be the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters. He continues to be one of the best-known and most read of English authors, with multiple adaptations of his work frequently being produced.

Simon Prebble has worked extensively on British and American television as both actor and narrator.


"Observe how finely the narrative is kept in one key. It begins with a mournful impression--the foggy marshes spreading drearily by the seaward Thames--and throughout recurs this effect of cold and damp and dreariness; in that kind Dickens never did anything so good...No story in the first person was ever better told."

-- "George Gissing, English novelist"

"Altogether we take great joy in recording our conviction that Great Expectations is a masterpiece...In our opinion, Great Expectations is a work which proves that we may expect from Dickens a series of romances far exceeding in power and artistic skill the productions which have already given him such a preeminence among the novelists of the age."

-- "Atlantic"

"Considered by many to be Dickens' greatest work, this is a timeless story where vindictiveness and guilt clash with love and gratitude. Enriched by a cast of unforgettable characters, from the orphan Pip to the convict Magwitch and the bitter Miss Haversham."

-- "Barnes & Noble, editorial review"

"Unlike many nineteenth-century novels that rely upon the stale plot device of a surprise legacy to enrich the fortunate protagonists, Great Expectations probes deeply into the ethical and psychological dangers of advancing through the class system by means of wealth acquired from the toil of others."

-- "Masterpieces of World Literature"