Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Signet Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 534

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One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pip’s adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle.

A Great Expectations in Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621073513

Category: Reference

Page: 460

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Great Expectations is epic! Hundreds of pages, dozens of characters and settings--it's easy to lose track of things. Let BookCaps help with this comprehensive annotated study guide that is complete with character profiles (with pronunciations for names harder to pronounce), chapter summaries, analysis of themes, historical context, and much more! This annotated edition includes the original book with a comprehensive study guide and biography about the life and times of Charles Dickens. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Great Expectations (Illustrated)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Top Five Books LLC

ISBN: 0978927087

Category: Fiction

Page: 572

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This Top Five Classics edition of Great Expectations Includes: • More than 30 b&w and color illustrations by Marcus Stone, F.A. Fraser, John McLenan, F.O.C. Darley, and others • Dickens’s original ending, included as an addendum at the end of the book • A helpful introduction, author bio, and bibliography Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s beloved, autobiographical tale of a poor boy haunted by a dark secret and harboring grand hopes for his future as a gentleman. Pip, the story’s narrator, takes us through his early life—from his brush with an escaped convict on the marshes of southeast England to his exposure to genteel society through the warped old Miss Havisham and her icy protégé, the alluring young Estella. Apprenticed to the blacksmith, the tender-hearted Joe, Pip’s fortunes change dramatically thanks to a mysterious benefactor, and he must figure out what is real and what is false as he navigates his new world, while never quite escaping his old. Considered by many to be Dickens’s greatest work, Great Expectations will transport you, move you, and stay with you forever. Beautifully yet simply formatted, carefully edited, and featuring more than 30 illustrations from the artists who realized the first serialized chapters and many of the early book editions of Great Expectations, this is the definitive digital version of the Dickens classic.

Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

A Dramatization

Author: Robert Johanson

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871293558

Category: England

Page: 125

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"Great Expectations" is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their part in a story whose title itself reflects the deep irony that shaped Dickens's searching reappraisal of the Victorian middle class.

Great Expectations - Ober - Level 7

Author: N.A

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125022992

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Page: 152

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Great Expectations (1861), one of Dickens s later novels is more mature and serious than his earlier works and less harsh and critical of Victorian society that Dickens is known to caricature. This novel, whose hero Pip is an orphan, reads more like a detective story. The story opens with little Pip meeting an escaped convict in the churchyard on a cold December evening in an almost surreal setting. As the story unfolds, we find Pip asked to wait upon a strange old lady, Miss Havisham, and becoming infatuated with her beautiful ward, Estella. Soon thereafter, Pip inherits a handsome property left to him by an unknown benefactor. He leaves for London, soon forgets his childhood friends and leads a life of leisure. After Pip s twenty-fifth birthday, his benefactor makes himself known and Pip realises the irony of his good fortune. With the unravelling of his own position, Pip grows in moral stature. Great Expectations is the story of Pip s coming of age.


Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

A Cultural Life, 1860–2012

Author: Mary Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317168259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

Screen Adaptations: Great Expectations

A close study of the relationship between text and film

Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140814901X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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A close study of the relationship between text and film versions of Great Expectations. Literature and film studies students will find plenty of material to support their courses and essay writing on how the film versions provide different readings of the original text. Focussing on David Lean's film of Great Expectations, the book discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key themes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted for screen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original text. There are numerous excerpts from the literary text, screenplays and shooting scripts, with suggestions for comparison. The book also features quotations from authors, screenwriters, directors, critics and others linked with the chosen film and text.

Great Expectations

Author: Neil Bartlett

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited

ISBN: 9781840027266

Category: Drama

Page: 90

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Stage adaptation of a Dickens novel by an accomplished director

Great Expectations (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: Judy Clamon

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673042

Category: Study Aids

Page: 182

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REA's MAXnotes for Charles Dickens' Great Expectations The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of Great Expectations and a biography of Charles Dickens. Places the events of the novel in historical context and discusses each section in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

Grammardog Guide to Great Expectations

Author: Mary Jane McKinney

Publisher: Grammardog LLC

ISBN: 1608570428

Category: Education

Page: 57

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Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this classic novel. All sentences are from the novel. Figurative language is abundant ("a haystack of buttered toast," "the closet whispered, the fireplace sighed," "a post office of a mouth," "so very blank and high was the dead wall of her face"). Allusions are drawn from mythology (Hercules, myrmidons, Telemachus, Cupid, Argus), religion (Noah's ark, Cain, Lord's Prayer) and literature (Hamlet, Coriolanus, Richard III, Anthony's oration in Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens).


Understanding Great Expectations

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: George Newlin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313299407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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After 140 years, Great Expectations is still one of the West's most admired, read and studied works of fiction. This casebook of primary documents, collateral readings and essays brings to life both Dickens' masterpiece and the social issues reflected in it. Newlin has collected significant primary sources on the question, "What is a `Gentleman'?" and on the dilemma of Victorian women, supplying extracts from the writings of Lord Chesterfield, Anthony Trollope, and Harold Laski, as well as long passages from Mary Wollstonecraft's 1792 A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and John Stuart Mill's 1861 The Subjection of Women. The work also covers blacksmithing and crime and punishment in early 19th century England, the transportation of convicts, and the state of the London theatre during the period. There are first-hand accounts of life on prison ships and the travails and opportunities facing transportees in Australia. Essays and original matrials on class distinctions, with demographic data from the 1812 Census, and on the feminist movement, point up the socioeconomic hierarchies and strata that characterized the early Industrial Revolution and subsequent Victorian socieity. Other documents depict physical settings such as the Marsh County and the Thames, and Bow Street in London. This collection of sources will help broaden students' understanding of Great Expectations and places it within its historical context.

The Manuscript of Great Expectations

From the Townshend Collection, Wisbech

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108034403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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The novels of Charles Dickens (1812–70), with their inimitable energy and their comic, tragic and grotesque characters, are still widely read, and reworked for film and television. Dickens himself had the original manuscripts of his works bound and presented them to his friends. That of Great Expectations was given to Chauncy Hare Townshend, with whom Dickens shared an interest in mesmerism and the occult. Townshend bequeathed his library (including the manuscript), together with collections of paintings and objects, to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum in 1868. The manuscript has been newly photographed and is here reproduced in colour and at actual size. The Cambridge Library Collection is also reissuing the serialised version of Great Expectations (1860–1) and the first book edition (1861, in three volumes). Dickens scholars and enthusiasts can now study the work-in-progress, with all its deletions and revisions, alongside the first two published versions.

Great Expectations

Author: Edited by S.E. Paces

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 9788121926126

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Great Stories in Easy English

"Great expectations", Charles Dickens

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Author: Nigel Messenger,Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780582329157

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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Key Features of this text: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

Great Expectations

Author: Keith West

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174326687

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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This script is an enterprising adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic that begins in the English coastal marshes and features the famous Pip and Estella, Miss Haversham and Magwitch. Dramascripts is an outstanding series of playscripts that are ideal for mixed class reading and performance. This extensive series of scripts encourages students to explore language and a variety of dramatic genres including myths and legends, classic Shakespeare, adventure, thriller, romance and more. Each edition provides guidance and activities alongside the text.

Screen Adaptations: Great Expectations

A Close Study of the Relationship Between Text and Film

Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 186

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A close study of the relationship between text and film versions of Great Expectations. Literature and film studies students will find plenty of material to support their courses and essay writing on how the film versions provide different readings of the original text. Focussing on David Lean's film of Great Expectations, the book discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key themes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted for screen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original text. There are numerous excerpts from the literary text, screenplays and shooting scripts, with suggestions for comparison. The book also features quotations from authors, screenwriters, directors, critics and others linked with the chosen film and text.

Dickens's Great Expectations

Misnar's Pavilion versus Cinderella

Author: Jerome Meckier

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813159148

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Dickens scholar Jerome Meckier's acclaimed Hidden Rivalries in Victorian Fiction examined fierce literary competition between leading novelists who tried to establish their credentials as realists by rewriting Dickens's novels. Here, Meckier argues that in Great Expectations, Dickens not only updated David Copperfield but also rewrote novels by Lever, Thackeray, Collins, Shelley, and Charlotte and Emily Brontë. He periodically revised his competitors' themes, characters, and incidents to discredit their novels as unrealistic fairy tales imbued with Cinderella motifs. Dickens darkened his fairy tale perspective by replacing Cinderella with the story of Misnar's collapsible pavilion from The Tales of the Genii (a popular, pseudo-oriental collection). The Misnar analogue supplied a corrective for the era's Cinderella complex, a warning to both Haves and Have-nots, and a basis for Dickens's tragicomic view of the world.