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: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 9781602918122

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

View: 6766

Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classics will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.Pip is headed for an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's forge. Then an anonymous donor appears, and sends Pip to London to live as a gentleman. Pip is sure he knows the identity of his secret benefactor. He couldn't be more surprised when he finds that he's been mistaken all along.

Oliver Twist

Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Early Reviews, Criticism

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 611

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Textual notes and critical essays accompany the tale of a poor orphan's adventures in the criminal underworld of mid-nineteenth century London

Bleak House

An Authoritative and Annotated Text, Illustrations, a Note on the Text, Genesis and Composition, Backgrounds, Criticism

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Author: Charles Dickens,George Harry Ford,Sylvère Monod

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393093322

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 986

View: 8049

Textual notes and critical essays accompany Dickens's satire of Victorian society built around an interminable suit at the court of Chancery

A Christmas Carol

Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 128

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Great Expectations

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307758370

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 2914

One of Charles Dickens’s most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman. From the young Pip’s first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of a graveyard to the splendidly morbid set pieces in Miss Havisham’s mansion to the magnificently realized boat chase down the Thames, Great Expectations is filled with the transcendent excitement that Dickens could so abundantly provide. Written in 1860, at the height of his maturity, it also reveals the novelist’s bittersweet understanding of the extent to which our deepest moral dilemmas are born of our own obsessions and illusions. This edition includes Dickens’s original, discarded conclusion to the novel, the 1907 Everyman preface by G. K. Chesterton, and twenty illustrations by F. W. Pailthorpe. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.

Great Expectations

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Author: Charles Dickens,Jessica Hische

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780143123798

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Pip, a young orphan, receives a fortune from a mysterious benefactor and travels to London in order to become a gentleman.

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.

Great Expectations

Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Contexts, Criticism

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393960693

Category: Fiction

Page: 748

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Notes and critical essays accompany the tale of Pip, an orphan boy who is educated as a gentleman, and snobbishly neglects his childhood friends

Hard Times

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039328817X

Category:

Page: N.A

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From Shylock to Svengali

Jewish Stereotypes in English Fiction

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Author: Edgar Rosenberg

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804705868

Category: English fiction

Page: 388

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A Superior Spectre

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Author: Angela Meyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925183920

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Jeff is dying. Haunted by memories and grappling with the shame of his desires, he runs away to remote Scotland with a piece of experimental tech that allows him to enter the mind of someone in the past. Instructed to only use it three times, Jeff – self-indulgent, isolated and deteriorating – ignores this advice. In the late 1860s, Leonora lives a contented life in the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by nature, her hands and mind kept busy. Contemplating her future and the social conventions that bind her, a secret romantic friendship with the local laird is interrupted when her father sends her to stay with her aunt in Edinburgh – an intimidating, sooty city; the place where her mother perished. But Leonora’s ability to embrace her new life is shadowed by a dark presence that begins to lurk behind her eyes, and strange visions that bear no resemblance to anything she has ever seen or known… A Superior Spectre is a highly accomplished debut novel about our capacity for curiosity, and our dangerous entitlement to it, and reminds us the scariest ghosts aren’t those that go bump in the night, but those that are born and create a place for themselves in the human soul.

Leaves of Grass and Other Writings

Authoritative Texts, Other Poetry and Prose, Criticism

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Author: Walt Whitman,Michael Moon,Sculley Bradley,Harold William Blodgett

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393974966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 919

View: 1652

Presents a revision of the 1973 Norton Critical Edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," and includes the full text of the 1855 edition, as well as excerpts from two prose works, annotations, and commentary.

Pride and Prejudice

An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism

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Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393264883

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

View: 7690

The story of Elizabeth Bennet and how she deals with the manners, morality, education, marriage issues, and customs of the gentry in early 19th century England. Central to the story is Elizabeth's relationship with the walthy and unmarried Fitzwilliam Darcy, as well as with her sisters. Includes biographical portraits of Austen by family members and--new to this edition--by Jon Spence (from Becoming Jane Austen) and Paula Byrne (from The real Jane Austen : a life in small things), fourteen critical essays (eleven of them new to this edition), "Writers on Austen"--a new section of brief comments by Mark Twain, Virgina Woolf, Henry James, and others, and a chronology.