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Great Expectations

Great Expectations - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312080822

Cover of Great Expectations 96 (ISBN 978-0312080822)
ISBN13: 978-0312080822
ISBN10: 0312080824
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Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 1996
International: No

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Great Expectations - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312080822

Charles Dickens

ISBN13: 978-0312080822
ISBN10: 0312080824
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Bedford Books

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

Expect great adventures for seven-year-old Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice who dreams of a better life. Can a dangerous escaped convict, a wealthy old woman, and a secret guardian help him turn his rags to riches? With a rich cast of characters and more plot twists than the most tangled video game, this lively, easy-to-read adaptation of the Dickens classic is sure to capture the imaginations of young and reluctant readers.

Table of Contents

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Part I. Great Expectations: The Complete Text

The Complete Text [1861 edition, collated with the 1868 Charles Dickens Edition]
The Endings in Great Expectations

Part II. Great Expectations: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism

A Critical History of Great Expectations

Psychoanalytic Criticism and Great Expectations

What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Peter Brooks, Repetition, Repression, and Return: The Plotting of Great Expectations

Deconstruction Criticism and Great Expectations

What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
Deconstructive and Postcolonial Perspectives
Edward W. Said, Two Commentaries on Great Expectations

Feminist Criticism and Great Expectations

What Is Feminist Criticism?
Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist Perspective
Hilary Schor, "If He Should Turn to and Beat Her": Violence, Desire, and the Woman's Story in Great Expectations

Gender Criticism and Great Expectations

What Is Gender Criticism?
Gender Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Perspective on Gender and Sexuality
William A. Cohen, Manual Conduct in Great Expectations

Cultural Criticism

What Is Cultural Criticism?
Cultural Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Cultural Perspective
Jay Clayton, Is Pip Postmodern? Or, Dickens at the End of the Twentieth Century



Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
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