Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Audiobook CD - 2002
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Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations between his terrifying experience in a graveyard with a convict named Magwitch and his humiliating visits with the eccentric Miss Havisham's beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, who torments him until he is elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can't buy. Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language, according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickens's abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero.

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, [2002], ℗2002
ISBN: 9780736686426
0736686428
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dic
Description: 16 audio discs (18 hr., 31 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Lee, John

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