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Great Expectations

Great Expectations (Hardback)

By Dickens, Charles
Illustrated by Hische, Jessica

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers--featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a t...ype cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet by superstar type designer Jessica Hische, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series design encompasses foil-stamped paper-over-board cases in a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines and a decorative stain on all three paper edges. Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an A for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a B for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and a C for Willa Cather's My antonia, and continues with more classics from Penguin. D is for Dickens. The orphan Pip is destined to become a blacksmith like his brother-in-law Joe. But when Pip meets the beautiful Estella Havisham, he yearns for a gentleman's education in order to woo her. A mysterious legacy answers his ambition, and changes the course of his life, taking him far from the Marshes of youth--far, so he thinks, from his early terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, and his sister's class resentments. In this fictional autobiography, Pip's coming-of-age story becomes representative of the changing social landscape of nineteenth century England. As Pip's education provides upward social mobility, he must also learn hard lessons about self-delusion and forgiveness, love and loss, and the true nature of his Great Expectations.
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ISBN 9780143123798
Released NZ 31 Jan 2013
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
Series Penguin Drop Caps
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ISBN-13 9780143123798
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin USA
Released 31 Jan 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Illustrated by Hische, Jessica
Series Penguin Drop Caps
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 42mm
Dewey Code 823.8
Weight 601g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade