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Great Expectations

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  • Seller:Old Crow Books and Collectibles
  • Sales Rank:2,630,077
  • Format:Audiobook, Unabridged
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Audio CD
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Unabridged
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):9000
  • Dimensions (in):5.6 x 1.9 x 6.3
  • Publication Date:November 1, 2011
  • ISBN:1455122904
  • EAN:9781455122905
  • ASIN:1455122904
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Synopsis
An Oprah's Book Club 2010 Selection

[Read by Simon Prebble]

One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming-of-age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens' dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire.

Raised by a humble blacksmith, Pip is recruited by the wealthy Miss Havisham to be a companion to her ward, the cold but beautiful Estella. There, Pip learns to despise his rough origins as Estella torments him about his low prospects. When Pip is informed that an unknown benefactor expects to make him his heir, he sets off to London to realize his ''great expectations.'' But true gentleman stature, he will find, is a matter of character, not fortune.
Amazon.com Review
An absorbing mystery as well as a morality tale, the story of Pip, a poor village lad, and his expectations of wealth is Dickens at his most deliciously readable. The cast of characters includes kindly Joe Gargery, the loyal convict Abel Magwitch and the haunting Miss Havisham. If you have heartstrings, count on them being tugged.

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