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Great Expectations
Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
In the marshy mists of a village churchyard, a  tiny orphan boy named Pip is suddenly terrified by a  shivering, limping convict on the run. Years  later, a supremely arrogant young Pip boards the coach  to London where, by the grace of a mysterious  benefactor, he will join the ranks of the idle...  more »
PBS Market Price: $6.59 or $2.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553213423
ISBN-10: 0553213423
Publication Date: 9/1/1982
Pages: 560
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 149 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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pwp7669 avatar reviewed Great Expectations on
Helpful Score: 2
Beautifully structured Dickens classic with an introduction by John Irving. This edition includes two different endings, both written by Dickens. [A]
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One of my top two favorite books. The only reason I'm posting this today is that I've gotten at least 8 copies over the years as gifts! Enjoy.
bizzney avatar reviewed Great Expectations on
Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book. We had to read it for AP English and I wasn't looking forward to reading ANOTHER boring classics. To Me all classics are very boring and depressing. THIS book on the otherhand kept me guessing. I never knew what was going to happen. It was a definite page turner, ore so than anyother classic book I've ever read.
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A wonderful classic! It's too bad that it is not required reading for every high school and/or college student.
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I highly recommend this unabridged 14-CD edition of "Great Expectations." You will be enthralled by Frank Muller, the reader, who adds layers of dimension to one of the world's greatest literary achievements with his many distinct voices.
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cmthomp86 avatar reviewed Great Expectations on + 2 more book reviews
This is far and above, my favorite book of all I've read so far. I enjoy Dickens, personally, though. The read was long, getting it in audiobook from the library,as well, help me finish the book and stay focused on the story. Dickens has an amazing writing style.
einsteins-babygirl avatar reviewed Great Expectations on + 3 more book reviews
I first read this in my 9th grade English class. I would probably have never chosen to read it on my own, but I really enjoyed it. My teacher was amazing and he made the book bearable for the class and really made me appreciate it more than I think I would have on my own.
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A very thorough, interesting introduction by John Irving enhances this classic tale.

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