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MY LIFE IN FULL
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Great Expectations
Robin Gilmour

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789380143262
Price : 175

About the book
Biddy,' said I, after binding her to secrecy, 'I want to be a gentleman.' Plucked from obscurity as a blacksmith's apprentice by a mysterious benefactor, Pip receieves a gentleman's education in the London of the 1820s. He leaves behind Joe, the gentle giant, and his sharp-tongued sister, Mrs Joe, as he begins a new life of idleness. Only two others move between these contrasting worlds : Jaggers, the sinister lawyer who acts for Pip's benefactor, and Estella, the beautiful adopted daughter of rich MissHavisham. Each of them shows Pip a different London - the cells on Newgate where Jaggers plies his trade and the society drawing rooms where Estella is courted by the insufferable Bentley Drummle. But can Estella possibly be part of Pip's 'great expectations?'

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