Great Expectations - Knickerbocker Classics 26 (Paperback)
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Great Expectations - Knickerbocker Classics 26 (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 18/02/2016
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Enjoy the classic tale of adolescence, growth, and loyalty, all set in Victorian London.

What this cautionary tale of a young man raised high above his station by a mysterious benefactor lacks in length, it more than makes up for in its remarkable characters and compelling story.

Charles Dickens' Great Expectations begins with young orphaned Philip Pirrip--Pip--running afoul of an escaped convict in a cemetery. This terrifying personage bullies Pip into stealing food and a file for him, threatening that if he tells a soul "your heart and your liver shall be tore out, roasted and ate." The boy does as he's asked, but the convict is captured anyway, and transported to the penal colonies in Australia.

Having started his novel in a cemetery, Dickens then ups the stakes and introduces his hero into the decaying household of Miss Havisham, a wealthy, half-mad woman who was jilted on her wedding day many years before and has never recovered. Pip is brought there to play with Miss Havisham's ward, Estella, a little girl who delights in tormenting Pip about his rough hands and future as a blacksmith's apprentice.

Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Grace Moore.

The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the works of classic authors from around the world in stunning gift editions to be collected and enjoyed. Complete and unabridged, these elegantly designed cloth-bound hardcovers feature a slipcase and ribbon marker, as well as a comprehensive introduction providing the reader with enlightening information on the author's life and works.

Publisher: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 9781631061721
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 191 x 146 x 32 mm

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