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Great Expectations

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ISBN-10: 0553213423

ISBN-13: 9780553213423

Edition: 1986 (Reprint)

Authors: Charles Dickens, John Irving

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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 rich  and "become a gentleman." Finally, in the  luminous mists of the village at evening, Pip the  man meets Estella, his dazzingly beautiful  tormentor, in a ruined garden--and lays to rest all the  heartaches and illusions that his "great  expectations" have brought upon him. Dickens's  biographer, Edgar H. Johnson, has said that--except  for the author's last-minute tampering with his  original…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 4.10" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

John Irving published his first novel at the age of twenty-six. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation; he has won an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award, and an Academy Award.