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Great Expectations: Novelization
Great Expectations Novelization
Author: Deborah Chiel
ISBN-13: 9780312963033
ISBN-10: 0312963033
Publication Date: 11/1997
Pages: 256
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This is a novelization of a screenplay loosely based on Charles Dickens's 19th-century coming-of-age drama. It's set in modern times, and it's less closely related to the old book than to the big-screen drama of the same name featuring bookish Hollywood heartthrob Ethan Hawke--star of Dead Poets Society and author of the novel The Hottest State--and Gwyneth Paltrow. Though the actors are not literally described, you can feel their star power lurking behind the workaday prose. The hero is a penniless modern artist named Bell who rises from Florida to the New York art world, where he courts a cool beauty named Estella (Paltrow).