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Great Expectations

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel. It is his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes.

Dickens originally intended Great Expectations to be twice as long, but constraints imposed by the management of All the Year Round limited the novel's length. Collected and dense, with a conciseness unusual for Dickens, the novel represents Dickens's peak and maturity as an author. According to G. K. Chesterton, Dickens penned Great Expectations in "the afternoon of [his] life and fame." It was the penultimate novel Dickens completed, preceding Our Mutual Friend. (from wikipedia.org)

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Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel. It is his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person.
Great Expectations (1946 film)
This film is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean and stars John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Finlay Currie, Martita Hunt and Alec Guinness. Its story is based on the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

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Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. Read this ebook online. Download This eBook. HTML. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
This edition is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. Table of Contents. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. ...
Great expectations
Author: Charles Dickens, 1812-1870. Publisher: New York : Collier. Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University. Book Contributor: Harold B. Lee Library.
Great Expectations, Vol. I
By Charles Dickens, 1812-1870. Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly. Book Contributor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Great Expectations, Vol. II
By Charles Dickens, 1812-1870. Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly. Book Contributor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Great Expectations, Vol. III
By Charles Dickens, 1812-1870. Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly. Book Contributor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Audio Books
Great Expectations, Read by Mark F. Smith
This is a LibriVox recording of Great Expectations, read by Mark F. Smith. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text. This classic tale tells of an orphan, Pip.
Great Expectations, Read by Peter John Keeble
LibriVox recording of Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. Read by Peter John Keeble. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.
Great Expectations, Read by Mil Nicholson
LibriVox recording of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Mil Nicholson. In one of Charles Dickens' most beloved stories, Philip Pirrip, known as "Pip", narrates his own journey, from the hindsight of 50 years.