Great Expectations

Great Expectations Cover

Great Expectations

By Charles Dickens; George Bernard Shaw (Introduction by); Bernard Shaw (Introduction by)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780375757013, 480pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2001

Description
Introduction by George Bernard Shaw
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.
INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE.


About the Author
George Bernard Shaw (1856 1950) was a leading playwright of the twentieth century. His plays include "Man and Superman "(1905), "Major Barbara" (1905), "Pygmalion" (1913), and "Saint Joan "(1923)."


Praise For Great Expectations

"No story in the first person was ever better told."