Great Expectations

Great Expectations

By Charles Dickens

Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486415864, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2001

Description
In what makes Dickens' best novel, humble, orphaned, Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman - and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great expectations. "In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride. Reprint of a standard edition.


About the Author
Arguably one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens is the author of such literary masterpieces as A Tale of Two Cities (1859), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), and The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1839), among many others. Dickens' s indelible characters and timeless stories continue to resonate with readers around the world more than 130 years after his death. Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.