Great expectations / Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by David Trotter ; edited and with notes by Charlotte Mitchell.
By: Dickens, Charles
Contributor(s): Mitchell, CharlotteMaterial type: TextLanguage: English Series: Penguin classics: Publisher: London : Penguin, 1996Description: xxviii, 512 p. : ills., map ; 20 cmISBN: 0140434895; 9780140434897Subject(s): Young men -- England -- Fiction | England -- Social life and customs -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 808.83 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-Book Fulltext
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Table of contents Introduction / David Trotter --
Dickens chronology / Stephen Wall --
Suggested rurther reading: Note on the text --
Map: Kent in the early nineteenth century --
Great expectations --
Volume I Volume II --
Volume III --
Appendix A: Ending as originally conceived --
Appendix B: Dickens's working notes.
Guilt and desire, money and the nature of capitalism are pervasive themes in Dickens's magnificent novel, Great Expectations. 'Pip's expectation, before his expectations, is that he will be shown to have already committed a crime', writes David Trotter in his Introduction to this new edition. The orphan Pip's terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the Kent marshes, and his mysterious summons to the house of Miss Havisham and her cold, beautiful ward Estella, form the prelude to his 'great expectations'. How Pip comes into a fortune, what he does with it, and what he discovers through his secret benefactor are the ingredients of his struggle for moral redemption.