One of Dickens's greatest novels, Great Expectations is also one of his most autobiographical stories, as the young protagonist Pip escapes from his troubled childhood experiences to learn for himself the perils of love, the dangers of wealth, and how to sort his friends from his enemies.
Just as Dickens never quite recovered from the traumas of the debtor's prison and child labour, so Pip learns that his early life cut more deeply than he realises, with unavoidable consequences.
Through the lives of its unforgettable characters ;Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Estella ;Great Expectations charts the course of an England undergoing rapid social and economic change, and tells a tale that is among the foremost classics of the English language.
"Dickens's figures belong to poetry, like figures of Dante or Shakespeare, in that a single phrase, either by them or about them, may be enough to set them wholely before us." --T.S. Eliot
Series: Oneworld Classics S.
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 1st June 2007
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.532