Great Expectations

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles Dickens

Narrated By: Lisa Thompson

Publisher: Findaway Voices

Date: October 2016

Duration: 19 hours 57 minutes

Summary:

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate (completed) novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening, in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of extreme imagery - poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death - and has a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the cold and beautiful Estella, and Joe, the kind and generous blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations is popular both with readers and literary critics, and has been translated into many languages, and adapted numerous times into various media. Upon its release, Thomas Carlyle spoke disparagingly of 'all that Pip's nonsense'. Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as 'All of one piece and consistently truthful.' Dickens felt Great Expectations was his best work, calling it 'a very fine, new and grotesque idea'.

Genres:

Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
This title is due for release on October 5, 2016.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
This title is due for release on October 5, 2016
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.