Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780679874669
Department
Books
Released
19 Nov 1996
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Charles Dickens
Monica Kulling
Monica Kulling (Adapted By)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Childrens Books
Edition
Random House Bullseye Books ed
Series
Bullseye Step into Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
100
Dimensions
197 x 146 x 6mm (68g)

Annotation

  • After harsh early years, Pip, an orphan growing up in Victorian England, is given the means to become a gentleman by an unknown benefactor and learns that outward appearances can be deceiving
  • After harsh early years, Pip, an orphan growing up in Victorian England, is given the means to become a gentleman by an unknown benefactor and learns that outward appearances can be deceiving. Simultaneous.

Summary

Seven-year-old Pip is an orphan. He lives with his nasty older sister and works as a blacksmith&;s apprentice. Pip dreams of a better life, but has no idea how to turn his luck around. Then a mysterious stranger decides to make all of Pip&;s dreams come true. Pip&;s lonely life is about to change forever. Will his great expectations be realized? Or will he learn that money and power are worthless without love and friendship?

Easy Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 2-3 Ages 7-8
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Homelessness & Poverty
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 4
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Orphans; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Coming of age; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Great Britain - History - 19th century - Fiction
Dewey Classification
[Fic]

Author Bio

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was a leading playwright of the twentieth century. His plays include Man and Superman (1905), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), and Saint Joan (1923).

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