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1939 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - With Slipcase - Heritage Press 1st Edition - Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

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***Collector's Copy** MINT CONDITION ** 1st Edition ** Heritage Press, New York ** Includes Illustrations - by Ardizzone ** Special Hard Cover Edition ** With Slipcase **

Charles Dickens [1860-1861] the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters. His work has been praised for its realism, mastery of prose, and unique personalities.

Many of his novels, with their recurrent concern for social reform, first appeared in magazines in serialized form, a popular format at the time. Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. Which lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

Great Expectations was first printed as a novel in 1861 and proved a resounding success for Dickens. Great Expectations is written in the first person from the point of view of the orphan Pip. The novel, draws Dickens' own experiences of life and people.

Pip is the main character, a boy around 13 years old, easy to fright, and goes through his life suffering lots of sadness. He is in love with a girl named Estella and wants her to find his love. Pip learns the meaning of friendship and the meaning of love and he becomes a better person for it.

Author: Charles Dickens

Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone

Publisher: Heritage Press, NY

**1st Edition**


No. Pages: 457

Date: 1939


Lots of beautiful illustrations throughout the book - crisp and clean!!! Both watercolors and etchings.

Cloth boards are bone colored with maroon decorated accents - boards in great condition. Pictorial spine with title label in gold gilt.

Book is in MINT condition! Binding superb - you could hear the pages crackle when I opened to take the pics! Bright clear text and pictures! Maroon textured card board slipcase is in very good condition.

Book is stain-free, square and straight, very firm and tight in its binding, no pages loose or missing. No writing, underlining, highlighting or markings of any kind in the book.

Measurements: 9 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide x 1 5/8" thick

Weight: 2 lbs. 6 oz.

1939 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - With Slipcase - Heritage Press 1st Edition - Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone


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