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Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Overview

In what may be Dickens's 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 fearf In what may be Dickens's 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 and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.

Charles Dickens

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and sho

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Original Title Great Expectations ISBN 0192833596 (ISBN13: 9780192833594 ) Edition Language English Characters Miss Havisham, Philip "Pip" Pirrip, Joseph "Joe" Gargery, Abel Magwitch, Herbert Pocket...more , John Wemmick, Dolge Orlick, Jaggers, Estella, Compeyson...less Literary Awards Audie Award for Classic (2010), Премія імені Максима Рильського (1993) (1918)