The Penguin English Library Edition of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens “What do you think that is? she asked me, again pointing with her stick; that, where those cobwebs are?” “I cant guess what it is, maam.” “Its a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!” Great Expectations, Dickenss funny, frightening and tender portrayal of the orphan Pips journey of self-discovery, is one of his best-loved works. Showing how a young mans life is transformed by a mysterious series of events – an encounter with an escaped prisoner; a visit to a black-hearted old woman and a beautiful girl; a fortune from a secret donor – Dickenss late novel is a masterpiece of psychological and moral truth, and Pip among his greatest creations. The Penguin English Library – 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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