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Great Expectations Hardcover - 1987

by Charles Dickens; Introduction by Frederick Page

About this book

Great Expectations is a classic novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1861. It tells the story of Pip, a young orphan boy brought up by his abusive sister and her blacksmith husband in rural England. Pip dreams of becoming a gentleman and escaping poverty, but his life takes a dramatic turn when he receives a large fortune from an anonymous benefactor. As he rises in society, he becomes involved with a host of colorful characters, including the eccentric Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter Estella, and learns valuable lessons about love, loyalty, and the true meaning of happiness. The novel is considered one of Dickens' greatest works and a masterpiece of English literature.

First Edition Identification

Great Expectations by Dickens was first published on 6 July 1861 in London by Chapman and Hall. It is considered not only the rarest and most valuable of Dickens's works, but arguably his greatest. Copies in the original cloth are particularly desirable.

Published in 3 volumes, the first edition of Great Expectations has the original publisher’s violet wavy-grain cloth binding with floral decoration in blind on covers and spines lettered in gilt.

Five impressions of the first edition were printed, each of the latter four with a new edition statement on the title page.

The first edition first issue of Great Expectations’ rarity has been attributed to the probable small binding-up of copies with the first title page, coupled with the fact that the first edition was almost entirely taken up by the libraries.


Details

  • Title Great Expectations
  • Author Charles Dickens; Introduction by Frederick Page
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 486
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford
  • Date October 22, 1987
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780192545114 / 0192545116
  • Weight 1.05 lbs (0.48 kg)
  • Dimensions 4.94 x 7.56 x 1.27 in (12.55 x 19.20 x 3.23 cm)
  • Reading level 1200
  • Library of Congress subjects Bildungsromane, England - Social life and customs - 19th
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

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