Charles Dickens' Great Expectations is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mystery and a profound examination of moral values. Written at a time when Dickens' view of Victorian society had grown especially dark, this novel is peopled by characters bearing the author's unmistakable stamp. The orphan Pip, the convict Magwitch, the beautiful Estella and her guardian, the embittered and vengeful Miss Havisham, the strangely ambiguous figure of the master lawyer Mr. Jaggers - all play their part in a story whose very title reflects the deep irony that shaped Dickens' searching reappraisal of the Victorian middle class.
From the agony of his disenchantment comes a work that gives an added dimension to his matchless genius.
"A memoir, a mystery, and a romance, Great Expectations never loses sight of the social ills of the time. While Pip rediscovers himself, Dickens is revisiting himself, and through the writer's artistry the reader inhabits both worlds." - from the new Introduction by Stanley Weintraub
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