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Great Expectations

Written by Charles Dickens

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LoveReading View on Great Expectations

October 2011 Guest Editor Roddy Doyle: A small boy called Pip is in a graveyard just as it’s getting dark. He’s looking at the grave where his parents and five brothers are buried. An escaped convict jumps out from behind a grave and grabs him. It’s the best start to a novel ever, and the rest of the book lives up to its start. I’ve always loved Dickens. I read him when I was 9, and I’m reading him today.

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Great Expectations Synopsis

This text is a revised edition of Charles Dickens' classic tale. As Pip eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman, his education and development through adversity are depicted and he discovers the true nature of his "great expectations".

Great Expectations Press Reviews

Chosen by the public through a survey to coincide with the 10th birthday celebrations of World Book Day 2007, this title is one of ‘the ten books the nation can’t live without’.  Have you read them all? Below are links to each title and position on the list.


1.   Pride and Prejudice  Jane Austen 
2.   The Lord of the Rings  JRR Tolkien 
3.   Jane Eyre   Charlotte Brontë
4.   Harry Potter  JK Rowling 
5.   To Kill a Mockingbird  Harper Lee 
6.   The Bible  
7.   Wuthering Heights  Emily Brontë 
8.   Nineteen Eighty-Four  George Orwell 
9.   His Dark Materials  Philip Pullman
10.  Great Expectations  Charles Dickens 

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781906230012
Publication date: 16/11/2007
Publisher: Real Reads
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141439563
Publication date: 30/01/2003
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141439563
Publication date: 30th January 2003
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 544 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to enjoy an enduring popularity among the general reading public. Throughout 2012 there are numerous Dickens Events mark the bicentenary of his birth - www.dickens2012.org . He was born Charles John Huffam Dickens on 7th February 1812, ...

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