Drop Cap #5
On Sale: November 28, 2012
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Literature and Fiction Classics
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
gentlemanâ€™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 youthâ€”far, so he
thinks, from his early terrifying encounter with an escaped
convict, and his sisterâ€™s class resentments. In this
fictional autobiography, Pipâ€™s coming-of-age story becomes
representative of the changing social landscape of
nineteenth century England. As Pipâ€™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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