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Charles Dickens's Great Expectations Study Guide

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations Study Guide

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All you need to know about Charles Dickens's Great Expectations is in this advanced guide to the text. Connell Guides are advanced guide books that offer sophisticated analysis and broad critical perspectives for higher-level GCSE and A Level English Literature students. Written by leading academics, Connell Guides are clear, concise and beautifully designed to help students understand, and enjoy, great works of literature. They are perfect for coursework, revision and exam preparation. Connell Guides are also great reads themselves scholarly, yet approachable and entertaining.

Great Expectations has been described as the most perfect of Dickens's works. One of the best-selling Victorian novels of our time, it continues not only to be astonishingly popular but to generate huge critical debate, raising profound questions about the nature of Victorian society, the way human relationships work and the extent to which we are shaped by our childhoods. In this short guide, John Sutherland and Jolyon Connell draw on the leading critics of Great Expectations to offer a compelling and incisive interpretation of the novel. Entertaining and accessible, it is essential reading not just for students of literature but for anyone interested in Dickens's extraordinary vision of the world.

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