This exquisite edition reproduces the famous Nonesuch text and features Marcus Stones original illustrations. On the misty Kent marshes an escaped convict wrestles with his irons; in a ruined mansion a withered spinster in a yellowed wedding dress waits in vain for her bridegroom. In the hands of Abel Magwitch and the vengeful Miss Havisham lies the destiny of ‘Pip’ a young orphan who dreams of becoming a gentleman.
Great Expectations is one of Dickenss best-loved novels, written in 18601, at the peak of his powers. This edition, the first in our new Dickens series, includes Marcus Stones atmospheric illustrations, commissioned for the first book edition on Dickenss recommendation. The Nonesuch Press text, used here, is taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition, the last to be corrected by the author.
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