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Great Expectations (Classic Starts)
When young Pip accidentally meets a convict out in the marsh one Christmas Eve, he has no idea that his life is about to change--forever. The amazing events following that encounter, and the strange tale of Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter Estella, have made "Great Expectations" a must-read since it was first serialized in 1860. Now, young readers can enjoy Dickens's ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by Sterling
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I had never read the original book. However, I did see the movie after it was made. Why? Because several scenes were shot at my favorite museum here in Florida. They used John and Mable Ringlings house C a d' zan as part of the setting I was immediately enthralled with the story. The fact that my first reading of it was through Classic Starts makes me realize how much I missed and how much my students will enjoy it. I liked Pip very much. He was a dreamer and wanted more for himself in a time wh ...more