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Great Expectations

Great Expectations - 96 edition

Great Expectations - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780312080822

ISBN10: 0312080824

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - ISBN 9780312080822
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 1996
International: No
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - ISBN 9780312080822

ISBN13: 9780312080822

ISBN10: 0312080824

Edition: 96

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

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume


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
About the Contributors