Excerpt from Great Expectations, Vol. 2
After well considering the matter while I was dress ing at the Blue Boar in the morning, I resolved to tell my guardian that I doubted Orlich's being the right sort of man to fill a post of trust at Miss Havisham's. Why of course he is not the right sort of man, Pip, said my guardian, comfortably satisfied beforehand on the general head, because the man who fills the post of trust never is the right sort of man. It seemed quite to put him into spirits, to find that this particular post was not exceptionally held by the right sort of man, and he listened in a satisfied manner while I told him what knowledge I had of Orlick. Very good, Pip, he observed, when I had concluded, I'll go round presently, and pay our friend off. Rather alarmed by this summary action, I was for a little delay, and even hinted that our friend himself might be difficult to deal with. Oh no he won't, said my guardian, making his pocket-handkerchief-point with perfect confidence; I should like to see him argue the question with me.
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Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copper eld, to be fully narrated in the rst person. The novel was rst published as a serial 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. The novel is set in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century and contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of extreme imagery – poverty; prison ships and chains, and ghts to the death – and has a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. Each RADLEY CLASSIC is a meticulously restored, luxurious and faithful reproduction of a classic book; produced with elegant text layout, clarity of presentation, and stylistic features that make reading a true pleasure. Special attention is given to legible fonts and adequate letter sizing, correct line length for readability, generous margins and triple lead (lavish line separation); plus we do not allow any mistakes/changes/ additions to creep into the original author’s words. Visit RADLEY BOOKS at www.radleybooks.com to see more classic book titles in this series.Product Description:
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One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming-of-age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict in a graveyard to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens's dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire. Raised by a humble blacksmith, Pip is recruited by the wealthy Miss Havisham to be a companion to her ward, the cold but beautiful Estella. There, Pip learns to despise his rough origins as Estella torments him about his low prospects. When Pip is informed that an unknown benefactor expects to make him his heir, he sets off to London to realize his ''great expectations.'' But true gentleman stature, he will find, is a matter of character, not fortune.
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Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 30779006