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The mysterious tale of an orphan who is made into a gentleman, with one of the best opening scenes you'll ever read!

'Hold your noise! Keep still, you little devil, or I'll cut your throat!'

Little orphan Pip scarcely imagines how a terrifying encounter with a convict on the lonely marshes will later transform his life. Pip is more troubled by his visits to strange old Miss Havisham - her decaying wedding dress and the house full of memories - and the beautiful girl Estella who makes him ashamed of his country manners and coarse hands. A blacksmith's apprentice could never hope to win Estella, but then, young Pip's future might not turn out quite as expected...

Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ you can learn about Victorian convicts and the alternative ending to Great Expectations!

Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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I think I was 10. I was having a party. The weather was good, so my mother was keeping us all outside, so we'd break nothing and get sick on the grass. One of my friends handed me a present. He looked a bit embarrassed. I knew what it was before I opened it. A book... I thanked him and tore off the paper. Great Expectations. I eventually read it. Pip in the graveyard, the escaped convict - more than 40 years later, I'm still reading Dickens

Roddy Doyle

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  • Paperback

    9780099589181

    May 1, 2014

    Vintage Children's Classics

    848 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780141198897

    May 11, 2012

    Penguin Classics

    582 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781849904285

    January 15, 2012

    BBC Books

    512 pages

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  • Hardback

    9780141040363

    August 1, 2011

    Penguin Classics

    560 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780141330136

    June 9, 2011

    Puffin

    520 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780099511571

    March 3, 2008

    Vintage Classics

    512 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780141439563

    January 9, 2004

    Penguin Classics

    544 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780553213423

    February 1, 1998

    Bantam US

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  • Great Expectations
    Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens

    Hardback

    9781857150568

    April 24, 1992

    Everyman

    462 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • Great Expectations
    Charles Dickens

    EBook

    9780141973784

    May 23, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    576 pages

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  • EBook

    9781446417331

    December 8, 2011

    BBC Digital

    512 pages

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  • Great Expectations
    Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens

    EBook

    9780141948966

    November 17, 2010

    Penguin eBooks

    512 pages

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    9781407015262

    September 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    512 pages

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  • Great Expectations
    Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens

    EBook

    9780141907666

    January 9, 2004

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    544 pages

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  • EBook

    9781448190157

    March 6, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    848 pages

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