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The Vintage Classics Dickens Series: six beautifully tailored editions of Dickens' most beloved books


‘I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.’

Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals. Pip's desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn.

Also in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series:

A Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities
David Copperfield
Hard Times
Oliver Twist

Reviews

He's a marvellous writer... He's very, very good

William Trevor

A story of the traumas of sex and class. My favourite moment is the one where Magwitch makes his stumbling way up the shadowy staircase towards an unnerved but unsuspecting Pip: the halting but inexorable rise of the repressed 'from the darkness beneath'

Sarah Waters

The defects in [Great Expectations] are as nearly imperceptible as spots on the sun or shadows on a sunlit sea

Algernon Charles Swinburne

I would always prefer to go get another Dickens off the shelf than pick up a new book by someone I've not read yet... I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive

Donna Tartt

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784873394

    January 2, 2018

    Vintage Classics

    560 pages

    RRP $19.99

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