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Great Expectations (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Dickens , Top Five Books
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This Top Five Classics edition of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Includes:

• More than 30 b&w and color illustrations
• The original ending, included as an addendum at the end of the book
• Author biography & bibliography
• Introduction

GREAT EXPECTATIONS is Charles Dickens’s beloved, autobiographical tale of a poor boy haunted by a dark secret and harboring grand hopes for his future as a gentleman. Pip, the story’s narrator, takes us through his early life—from his brush with an escaped convict on the marshes of southeast England to his exposure to genteel society through the warped old Miss Havisham and her icy protégé, the alluring young Estella. Apprenticed to the blacksmith, the tender-hearted Joe, Pip’s  fortunes change dramatically thanks to a mysterious benefactor, and he must figure out what is real and what is false as he navigates his new world, while never quite escaping his old. Considered by many to be Dickens’s greatest work, GREAT EXPECTATIONS will transport you, move you, and stay with you forever.

Beautifully yet simply formatted, carefully edited, and featuring more than 30 illustrations from the artists who realized the first serialized chapters and many of the early book editions of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, this is the definitive digital version of the Dickens classic.

Includes a short biography of Charles Dickens and an addendum of his originally conceived ending.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2594 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B007679L8M
  • Publisher: Top Five Books (April 21, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0063UH6B2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,253 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This is crazy. A Copy of the Front Cover, no copyright page, a simple barcode on the back and the front inside of this poorly made copy is so small, it is difficult to read. Sending this back today and going to the Library. This was not what I would have expected from Amazon. I am Very Disappointed and to boot, I have to pay to ship it back.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! September 6, 2012
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This is the first Dickens book I've read and I enjoyed it very much - have just bought more of his novels. The few illustrations in this version are lovely and do really add to the pleasure of reading this book.
This version has both endings (the one 'official' that Dickens added after the fact once a friend pointed out that the original ending was to dismal and the 'original' ending). I tend to prefer the original ending, but you would have to read the book to see for yourself...

Would really recommend reading this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic for a reason. April 25, 2013
By Kiki
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To begin, it would seem as though the book starts with such an innocent scene, however the repercussions arising from everything that ensues are astounding. I loved the way we see young Pip grow and change from a young child to a man, and how the style of writing quite often changes with the character of whomever is speaking or thinking at the time of the story. Especially how the maturity of the plot and manner of working things through changes as Pip grows and changes. I feel like I really got to understand the character and feel with him, and especially enjoyed the alternative or original ending annotated at the end. I look forward to more of Dickens work and only wish I could read faster to digest more in this fleeting lifetime!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond my Expectations August 27, 2012
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I know for sure now why Charles Dickens is such a famous author for works other than A Christmas Carol. The reputation of the book and the author speak for themselves. I was overwhelmed with the quality of Dickens' writing, the intricate nuances of the plot and the many surprise twists. The illustrations in the book plus the alternate ending were also bonuses. I could not be more complimentary of this book and plan to read many more Dickens works starting with David Copperfield. Great Expectations is now one of my favorite books of all time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Free Kindle Edition February 11, 2013
By Matt W.
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Enough has been said about the book itself by others who are far more qualified--I've read it and I like it. I'll speak to the edition itself, because formatting of Kindle books (especially free ones) can be very hit and miss. The illustrated Kindle edition by Top Five Books is easy to navigate, formatted well, free of errors, and contains a variety of illustrations. It is free, and there is nothing about this version that recommends choosing an alternative.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The expectations of youth! March 27, 2013
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To be young again! So much to look forward to at Pip's age... Growing up with great hopes of tomorrow in our dreams..

Glad to re-read it now when I can truly appreciate the mix of the characters ...

This is how life plays out along our journey.. Ups/Downs - Happiness/Sorrow - and a myriad of other emotions..

I read this so many years ago... Unfortunately, I didn't understand the total significance.. Aren't the Golden Years great?

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It! January 21, 2013
By Melissa
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I have loved this book since I first read it in high school. It is fun to revisit it every so many years. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poor Pip! February 19, 2014
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This is a classic tale that reaches the heart no matter the age of the readers. For those who enjoy the films out now, reading the actual story is a must!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Inferior edition of a great novel...
Five stars for Charles Dickens' timeless masterpiece; zero stars for this terrible edition. I was extremely disappointed with this version of Great Expectations. Read more
Published 7 days ago by DryTortuga
2.0 out of 5 stars A struggle to get through
I really wanted to enjoy this book, but it was a real struggle to get through. I was reading it at the same time as my daughter, who had to read it for freshman lit, and by the... Read more
Published 11 days ago by K. Quinn
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Expectations
Have this book but have not read it yet. But I will. I have read Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and really absorbed it when I was a Senior in High School. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dana R. Stone
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Was good thankss
Published 1 month ago by Shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best classics
Published 1 month ago by Wei
5.0 out of 5 stars Have Great Expectations
This is one of Charles Dickens most beloved classics. Tells the story of how a young poor boy gets his life turned around by unexpected circumstances that leads the boy into... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Just Me
4.0 out of 5 stars I read this in high school
I thought I would give this another read now that I am a lot older than I was in high school. I remember how my teacher thought it was so great... Read more
Published 6 months ago by kah00na
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition X-Ray has spoilers
Nobody can (or should) deny that great Expectations is, and will always be, a masterpiece of English literature. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Steve Chadsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Great book and well read. This is a book I would refer to a friend. There are great lesson to be learned.
Published 12 months ago by Trent
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