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The Resource Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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Great Expectations
Title
Great Expectations
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Summary
Written in the last decade of his life, Great Expectations reveals Dickens's dark attitudes toward Victorian society, its inherent class structure, and its materialism. Yet this novel persists as one of Dickens's most popular. Richly comic and immensely readable, Great Expectations overspills with vividly drawn characters, moral maelstroms, and the sorrow and pity of love. In an overgrown churchyard, a grizzled convict springs upon an orphan named Pip. The convict terrifies the young boy and threatens to kill him unless Pip helps further his escape. Later, Pip finds himself in the ruined garden where he meets the bitter and crazy Miss Havisham and her foster child Estella, with whom he immediately falls in love. After a secret benefactor gives him a fortune, Pip moves to London, where he cultivates great expectations for a life that would allow him to discard his impoverished beginnings and socialize with the idle upper class. As Pip struggles to become a gentleman and is tormented endlessly by the beautiful Estella, he slowly learns the truth about himself and his illusions. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading
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Dickens, Charles
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  • Classic Literature
  • Comic and Graphic Books
  • Juvenile Fiction
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Great Expectations
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781620280225
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Great Expectations
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:f3c1af60-310e-44cb-94d7-6694cf606aba
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781620280225
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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