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Great Expectations
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

PAPERBACK BY DICKENS, CHARLES; ROSENBERG, EDGAR (CORNELL UNIVERSITY)

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ISBN
9780393960693
IMPRINT
WW NORTON & CO
 
 
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PUBLISHER
WW NORTON & CO
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
776 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
17 JAN 1999

DESCRIPTION

The newly established text is based on all extant materials and is accompanied by several textual essays. Backgrounds provides readers with an understanding of Great Expectations's inception and internal chronology. A discussion of the public-reading version of the novel is also included. A wonderfully rich Contexts section collects thirteen pieces, centering on the novel's major themes: the link between author and hero and, relatedly, Victorian notions of gentility, snobbishness, and social mobility; the often brutal training, at home and at school, of children born around 1800; and the central issues of crime and punishment. Criticism gathers twenty-two assessments of Great Expectations, both contemporary and modern, which offer a range of perspectives on Dickens and his novel.