Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (Paperback)

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`Hold your noise!' cried a terrible voice, as a man started up from among the graves at the side of the church porch. `Keep still, you little devil, or I'll cut your throat!'

Product Details

Barcode
9780008325909
Department
Books
Released
14 Jan 2019
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Charles Dickens
Maria Cairney (Introduction by)
Maria Cairney (Contributor)
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Series
Collins Classroom Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
640
Dimensions
178 x 111 x 39mm (270g)

Summary

`Hold your noise!' cried a terrible voice, as a man started up from among the graves at the side of the church porch. `Keep still, you little devil, or I'll cut your throat!'

So begins Charles Dickens's 1861 bildungsroman, the story of the orphan Pip who is catapulted from the desolate Kent marshes of his childhood to become a young gentleman in London.

Who is Pip's mysterious benefactor? And what role will the troubling figures of escaped convict Magwitch, decaying bride Miss Havisham and the beautiful but aloof Estella play in his prospects?

Told through the first-person voice of the older Pip, this story of great expectations suggests gains always come at a price. Dickens depicts both the horrors of the early nineteenth-century penal system and the rapid rise and fall of fortunes that Victorian society permitted.

This Collins Classroom Classics edition includes an introduction and glossary to support students, written by an experienced teacher.

Classification

General Subject
Education
BISAC Subject 1
Education / Secondary
BISAC Subject 3
Education / Testing & Measurement
BISAC Subject 4
Study Aids / Book Notes (see also JUVENILE NONFICTION / Study Aids / Book Notes)
BISAC Subject 5
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes
BIC Classification 2
School editions of English literature fiction texts
BIC Classification 3
Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes
Library Subject 1
England - Fiction - Social conditions
Dewey Classification
823.8

Author Bio

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and grew up in poverty. This experience influenced `Oliver Twist', the second of his fourteen major novels, which first appeared in 1837. When he died in 1870, he was buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey as an indication of his huge popularity as a novelist, which endures to this day.