Great Expectations, Hardback Book


From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers--featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter.

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Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an -A- for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a -B- for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and a -C- for Willa Cather's My Antonia, and continues with more classics from Penguin.

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 gentleman'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 youth--far, so he thinks, from his early terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, and his sister's class resentments.

In this fictional autobiography, Pip's coming-of-age story becomes representative of the changing social landscape of nineteenth-century England.

As Pip'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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780143123798

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