Great Expectations

Ignatius Critical Editions

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Author: Charles Dickins

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681492407

Category: Fiction

Page: 680

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Pope John Paul II described Dickens' books as "filled with love for the poor and a sense of social regeneration . . . warm with imagination and humanity". Such true charity permeates Dickens' novels and ultimately drives the characters either to choose regeneration or risk disintegration. In Great Expectations, Pip-symbolic of the pilgrim convert-gains both improved fortunes and a growth in wisdom, but as he acquires the latter, he must relinquish the former-ending with a wealth of profound goodness, not of worldly goods. That the Dickensian message was a Christian one is unmistakable. Reminiscent of an Augustinian model, one of reflection, conversion, and moral improvement, Pip undergoes an internal change that manifests itself in his profound contrition for his earlier deeds and his equally profound resolution to make amends. As we travel with Pip, we find that Dickens leads us to an acceptance of worldly limitations and an anticipation of final salvation. The exciting new edition of Dickens's classic novel includes critical essays by some of today's leading Dickens scholars. The Ignatius Critical Editions represent a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as the Norton Critical Editions orOxford World Classics, and are designed to concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature. While many modern critical editions have succumbed to the fads of modernism and post-modernism, this series will concentrate on tradition-oriented criticism of these great works. Edited by acclaimed literary biographer, Joseph Pearce, the Ignatius Critical Editions will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist, or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer-choice, enabling educators, students and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism. The series is ideal for anyone wishing to understand great works of western civilization, enabling the modern reader to enjoy these classics in the company of some of the finest literature professors alive today.

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132743

Category:

Page: 197

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Presents a collection of interpretations of Charles Dickens's novel, Great expectations.

Great Expectations

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Author: Timothy Roberts

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411023

Category: Education

Page: 72

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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

Hard Times

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039328817X

Category:

Page: N.A

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Upward Mobility and the Common Good

Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State

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Author: Bruce Robbins

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691146632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Reinterpreting novels by figures such as Balzac, Stendhal, Emily Brontë, Dickens, Dreiser, Wells, Doctorow, and Ishiguro, along with a number of films, Bruce Robbins shows how deeply the material and erotic desires of upwardly mobile characters are intertwined with the aid they receive from some sort of benefactor or mentor.

Great expectations

nel laboratorio di Charles Dickens

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Das Erwachen

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Author: Kate Chopin

Publisher: edition fünf

ISBN: 3942374765

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

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Sommerfrische am Meer, Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts: Mit 28 Jahren ist Edna Pontellier längst Ehefrau und Mutter. Ihre Ehe scheint harmonisch, das Leben geordnet. Doch dann leistet ihr der aufmerksame Robert Gesellschaft, und Edna verliebt sich. Als die beiden ihre Gefühle füreinander entdecken, flieht der junge Mann erschrocken auf eine Geschäftsreise. Edna wartet vergeblich auf Post. Alleingelassen kehrt sie in die Stadt zurück und lässt alle gesellschaftlichen Konventionen hinter sich — mit fatalen Folgen ...

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

A Cultural Life, 1860-2012

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Author: Mary Hammond

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147240551X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

Books in Print

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Dickensian

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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CliffsNotes on Dickens' Great Expectations

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Author: Debra A. Bailey

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on Great Expectations explores Charles Dickens's renowned work, a novel that gives you plots that twist and turn, themes of good and evil, and people who want for means to make sense of their lives. Following the story of an orphaned boy whose first-person take on the world around him gives readers a detailed picture of Victorian England, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author Introduction to and synopsis of the book In-depth character analyses Critical essays on topics of interest Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projects Resource Center with books, films, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Die Tochter des Uhrmachers

Roman

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Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641208351

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Birchwood Manor 1862: Der talentierte Edward Radcliffe lädt Künstlerfreunde in sein Landhaus am Ufer der Themse ein. Doch der verheißungsvolle Sommer endet in einer Tragödie – eine Frau verschwindet, eine andere stirbt ... Über hundertfünfzig Jahre später entdeckt Elodie Winslow, eine junge Archivarin aus London, die Sepiafotografie einer atemberaubend schönen Frau und die Zeichnung eines Hauses an einer Flussbiegung. Warum kommt Elodie das Haus so bekannt vor? Und wird die faszinierende Frau auf dem Foto ihr Geheimnis jemals preisgeben?

Candide oder der Optimismus

aus dem Deutschen übersetzt von Herrn Doktor Ralph samt den Bemerkungen, die man in der Tasche des Doktors fand, als er zu Minden im Jahre des Heils 1759 starb

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Author: Voltaire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150217252

Category:

Page: 179

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Pierre

Or, the Ambiguities

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Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039326968X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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This Norton Critical Edition includes:� The Harper & Brothers 1852 first edition of the novel, accompanied by Robert S. Levine and Cindy Weinstein's editorial matter.� Six illustrations.� Contextual and source materials, including letters, responses to Pierre by Melville's contemporaries, and works by Daniel Webster, Thomas Cole, James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Maria Child, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, among others, that give readers a sense of Pierre's time and place.� Seven critical essays on Pierre's major themes by Sacvan Bercovitch, James Creech, Samuel Otter, Wyn Kelley, Cindy Weinstein, Jeffory A. Clymer, and Dominic Mastroianni.� A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.

Herz der Finsternis

Erzählung

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Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104012326

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Kolonialwarenhändler erschließen den Dschungel von Belgisch-Kongo im Dienste der Mächte Europas. Der berüchtigte Mr. Kurtz, erfolgreichster aller Elfenbein-Lieferanten, beutet gnadenlos die Ureinwohner aus und lässt sich als Gott verehren. Zunehmend wird er Opfer seiner eigenen Allmachtsphantasien ... Der Horror lauert überall, wo der vermeintlich zivilisierte Westen glaubt, Heil bringen zu müssen.

Fight Club

Roman

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Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3894808357

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Sie sind jung, sie sind stark – und sie sind gelangweilt: Normale, berufstätige Männer und Familienväter auf der Suche nach einem Mittel gegen die Leere in ihrem Leben. Sie treffen sich auf Parkplätzen und in Kellern von Bars, um mit nackten Fäusten gegeneinander zu kämpfen. Der Anführer dieser „Fight Clubs“ ist Tyler Durden, und er ist besessen von dem Plan, furchtbare Rache an einer Welt zu nehmen, in der es keine menschliche Wärme mehr gibt ...