Item description for Great Expectations (Complete Classics) by Charles Dickens & Anton Lesser...
Overview When a mysterious benefactor enables Pip--a young orphaned boy--to rise in Victorian society, Pip is educated as a gentleman and snobbishly neglects his childhood friends.
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Studio: Naxos AudioBooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2.25" Width: 5" Height: 5" Weight: 1.08 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Naxos AudioBooks
ISBN 9626344628 ISBN13 9789626344620
Availability 0 units.
More About Charles Dickens & Anton Lesser
Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens is one of the most popular literary authors of all time. After a very tumultuous childhood, Dickens finally succeeded in getting his first story in a London periodical. As the number of his published works increased, so did his fame. Although he died in 1870, Dickens works are some of the most famous written works in the English language.
Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.
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Delightful! Mar 4, 2010
Listening to the audio version of this Dickens classic is thoroughly enjoyable. The narrator, who is also the main character, addresses you directly and colours the whole story with his own amiable personality. Indeed, one can imagine that the novel, published in instalments in that long bygone era before radio, television and other non-printed media, was conceived to be read out loud in the family parlour.
The characters are straightforward, captivating and likeable. Totally removed from any realistic complexity, they are all the more memorable: naïve, honest Pip; distant, cold, condescending Estella; devoted, loyal, simple-minded Joe; mysterious, ethereal Miss Havisham; etc.
The plot, convoluted, wholly implausible and a tad predictable, evokes harsher but so much simpler times. Though by no means a cliff-hanger, the work is suspenseful and the reader's interest is expertly sustained throughout.
Extremely well written, peppered with tongue in cheek humour, this archetypal novel is strongly recommended to any audience, particularly in audio form.