Great Expectations has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.
It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of a true literary colossus, Charles Dickens.
Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1860.
* Contains extended historical context: A Critical Essay, The Legacy of Charles Dickens By Gregory Harkness, author of The Basics of Life.
Great Expectations is one of Charles Dickens’ rare and genuine masterpieces; an enchanting work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different ways. It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time, and is one of his major achievements.
CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870), one of the greatest authors of the Victorian Period, transformed the art of fiction. The author of numerous novels and short stories, including Great Expectations, A Tale Of Two Cities, David Copperfield, and Bleak House, he is considered to be a literary colossus, and a central figure in the development of the modern novel.
PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, and Vincent Van Gogh: Madness and Magic.
Great Expectations has emerged over time as one of Dickens’ greatest testaments to individualism, assuring the world of the value, power, and beauty of the unchained self.
— Mylène Shah
The countless admirers of Charles Dickens and his Great Expectations will be delighted by the appearance of this lavishly produced twenty-first century edition.