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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens, edited by Deborah Chiel

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This edition of Great Expectations includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Eileen Charbonneau.

Pip is a poor boy, but he has high hopes--great expectations. He doesn't intend to spend his life in the marshes as a blacksmith's helper. Someday he is going to move to London and become a gentleman. Indeed, Pip already knows two rich people--Mrs. Havisham, the bitter old woman who lives in a mansion where all the clocks are stopped; and the girl who lives with her, the beautiful Estella....

But all his great hopes and dreams seem dashed the night he is confronted in the marsh by an escaped convict who growls, red-eyed and desperate: "Bring me food, boy! or I'll eat your heart and liver too...." Is it all over for Pip? Or will this be the beginning of his greatest adventure?

The story of the orphan Pip and the mysterious fortune that falls into his lap has intrigued and enchanted millions of readers.

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Chapter 1My father's family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.I give Pirrip as my father's family name, on the authority of his tombstone and my sister--Mrs Joe Gargery, who married the blacksmith. As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them (for their days were long before the days of photographs), my first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their to
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  • Charles Dickens, edited by Deborah Chiel

  • Considered by many to be the greatest novelist of the English language, Charles John Hummham Dickens was born Februrary 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. Some of his most populars works include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations
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