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Great Expectations: Premium Edition (Unabridged, Illustrated, Table of Contents) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Dickens , Charles Green
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• This edition includes illustrations from the original publication of this work, by artist Charles Green
• You are getting the full, unabridged text
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• Spelling, punctuation and other minor errors have been corrected
• Many formatting changes have been applied to ensure an optimal reading experience on your Kindle screen, including:
○ Removal of excess white space
○ Indentation of paragraphs
○ italicization of text where appropriate
• For easier navigation, an active Table of Contents with selectable links has been added
• This edition also includes a custom cover designed specifically for this title, to evoke the feeling of an old-fashioned, leather-bound hardcover (without the bulk of an actual paper book!)
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Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens. It was first published in serial form in the publication All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It has been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.

Great Expectations is the story of the orphan Pip, writing about his life (and attempting to become a gentleman along the way). The novel, like much of Dickens' work, draws on his experiences of life and people.

The main plot of Great Expectations takes place between Christmas Eve 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old (and which happens to be the year of Dickens' birth), and the winter of 1840.

Great Expectations is written in first person and uses language and grammar that has, since the publication of Great Expectations, fallen out of common use. The title Great Expectations refers to the 'Great Expectations' Pip has of coming into his benefactor's property upon his disclosure to him and achieving his intended role as a gentleman at that time. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, a novel depicting growth and personal development, in this case, of Pip.

Some of the major themes of Great Expectations are crime, social class, empire and ambition. From an early age, Pip feels guilt; he is also afraid that someone will find out about his crime and arrest him. The theme of crime comes in to even greater effect when Pip discovers that his benefactor is in fact a convict. Pip has an internal struggle with his conscience throughout the book. Great Expectations explores the different social classes of the Georgian era. Throughout the book, Pip becomes involved with a broad range of classes, from criminals like Magwitch to the extremely rich like Miss Havisham. Pip has great ambition, as demonstrated constantly in the book.


Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

An absorbing mystery as well as a morality tale, the story of Pip, a poor village lad, and his expectations of wealth is Dickens at his most deliciously readable. The cast of characters includes kindly Joe Gargery, the loyal convict Abel Magwitch and the haunting Miss Havisham. If you have heartstrings, count on them being tugged.

From School Library Journal

Grade 7 Up—A young man's burning desire to fulfill his "great expectations" of fame and fortune is presented in Charles Dickens's classic tale of love, madness, forgiveness, and redemption. Simon Vance's masterful narration brings to life such diverse personalities as Miss Havisham, the old woman who was abandoned on her wedding day and is determined to wreak revenge through her beautiful adopted daughter Estella; Joe, Pip's lumbering and slow-witted, but emotionally wise and faithful friend; the mysterious Magwitch, a convict who turns out to be Pip's financial benefactor; and Pip, the boy who longs for a destiny greater than that of living out his days as a blacksmith's apprentice. The companion ebook features automatic start-up, keyword searching, PDF printable format, and table of contents. An exceptionally skilled rendering of this classic.—Cindy Lombardo, Cleveland Public Library, OH
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  • File Size: 1379 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453728147
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MME5EY
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read September 6, 2012
By DaJet
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Well written and the drawings are wonderful. The story itself is well written and put in a time period which was a difficult time for children who didn't have much finances or many options to obtain employment they would enjoy. the thoughts through the boys eyes are amazing after all the situations he gets into. even a little trouble could be a really big deal back then.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DK- Great Expectations April 18, 2011
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The DK series of classics are great! I purchased a number of them to introduce my teen to the novels that I love and the interesting facts in the books--plus pics/illustrations are just what she needs to stay interested in the media/digital age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic January 28, 2014
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Great book..helps keep me company when i was going thru cancer treatment and waiting for Doctor appointments. Love my kindle!
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful plot great characters May 22, 2013
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A more extended ending would have been better, but even as it stands, the novel is one of the heights of English-language literature.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An oldie but a goodie May 15, 2013
By Grum
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It is always refreshing to good back to books of another time - it gives a different perspective.

Style and plot - how they differ from today. It's more about the people - the technology is not front and centre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite classics April 19, 2013
By tebstan
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One of my favorite classics, I read it as a kid for school and was probably the only one in the class that loved it. It's great to see it on kindle, and at a great price
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Expectations...MET!!!! April 17, 2013
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Great classic I've wanted to re-read for years! Now I have it on my Kindle Fire! And it takes up no storage space on a shelf!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Broken chapters March 9, 2013
By Ian C.
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The "time to end of chapter" does not work, except to end of book. Text quality / layout no better than the free version.
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