Great expectations
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Published:
New York : Bantam Books, 1981.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xxviii, 458 pages ; 18 cm
Rating:
1200
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Description
Introduction by John Irving * Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations--until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters--including a terrifying convict named Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can't buy. " Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language," according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, " Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickens's abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero."
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North Haven Adult Paperback
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Due Sep 4, 2019
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0553213423
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.6, 1 Points

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"In the marshy mists of a village churchyard, a tiny orphan boy named Pip is suddenly terrified by a shivering, limping convict on the run. Years later, a supremely arrogant young Pip boards the coach to London where, by the grace of a mysterious benefactor, he will join the ranks of the idle rich and "become a gentleman." Finally, in the luminous mists of the village at evening, Pip the man meets Estella, his dazzingly beautiful tormentor, in a ruined garden—and lays to rest all the heartaches and illusions that his "great expectations" have brought upon him. Dickens's biographer, Edgar H. Johnson, has said that—except for the author's last-minute tampering with his original ending—Great Expectations is "the most perfectly constructed and perfectly written of all Dickens's works." In John Irving's Introduction to this edition, the novelist takes the view that Dickens's revised ending is, "far more that mirror of the quality of trust in the novel as a whole." Both versions of the ending are printed here."--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
1200,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,9.2,35.0,707.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Irving, J. (1981). Great expectations. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and John Irving. 1981. Great Expectations. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and John Irving, Great Expectations. New York: Bantam Books, 1981.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, and John Irving. Great Expectations. New York: Bantam Books, 1981. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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