- Charles Dickens ; edited by Margaret Cardwell ; with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.
- New ed.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (lvi, 482 pages).
- Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
- Includes bibliographical references (pages xl-xliii).
- Note on the text
- A chronology of Charles Dickens
- Great expectations
- Appendix A: The original ending
- Appendix B: Dickens's working notes
- Appendix C: All the year round instalments and chapter-numbering in different editions
- Appendix D: The
- 1861 theatrical adaptation
- Explanatory notes.
'you are to understand, Mr. Pip, that the name of the person who is your liberal benefactor remains a profound secret...' Young Pip lives with his sister and her husband the blacksmith, with few prospects for advancement until a mysterious benefaction takes him from the Kent marshes to London. Pip is haunted by figures from his past - the escaped convict Magwitch, the time-withered Miss Havisham and her proud and beautiful ward, Estella - and in time uncovers not just the origins of his great expectations but the mystery of his own heart. A powerful and moving novel, Great Expectations is suffused with Dickens's memories of the past and its grip on the present, and it raises disturbing questions about the extent to which individuals affect each other's lives. This edition includes a lively introduction, Dickens's working notes, the novel's original ending, and an extract from an early theatrical adaptation. It reprints the definitive Clarendon text. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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- Publication date
- Oxford world's classics
- 9780199219766 (electronic bk.)
- 0199219761 (electronic bk.)
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- 0191551406 (electronic bk.)