Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Contexts, Criticism

Book - 1999
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WW Norton
The newly established text is based on all extant materials and is accompanied by several textual essays."Backgrounds" provides readers with an understanding of Great Expectations's inception and internal chronology. A discussion of the public-reading version of the novel is also included. A wonderfully rich "Contexts" section collects thirteen pieces, centering on the novel’s major themes: the link between author and hero and, relatedly, Victorian notions of gentility, snobbishness, and social mobility; the often brutal training, at home and at school, of children born around 1800; and the central issues of crime and punishment."Criticism" gathers twenty-two assessments of Great Expectations, both contemporary and modern, which offer a range of perspectives on Dickens and his novel.

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

Norton Pub
This Norton Critical Edition, edited by the pioneer of Great Expectations scholarship, presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel (1861) available.
The newly established text is based on all extant materials and is accompanied by several textual essays."Backgrounds" provides readers with an understanding of Great Expectations's inception and internal chronology. A discussion of the public-reading version of the novel is also included. A wonderfully rich "Contexts" section collects thirteen pieces, centering on the novel’s major themes: the link between author and hero and, relatedly, Victorian notions of gentility, snobbishness, and social mobility; the often brutal training, at home and at school, of children born around 1800; and the central issues of crime and punishment."Criticism" gathers twenty-two assessments of Great Expectations, both contemporary and modern, which offer a range of perspectives on Dickens and his novel.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393960693
0393960692
Branch Call Number: FICTION DICKENS
Characteristics: xxvi, 748 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rosenberg, Edgar

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