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Great expectations,

A young orphan, Pip, receives a fortune from a mysterious benefactor and travels to London in order to become a gentleman.

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  • "A young orphan, Pip, receives a fortune from a mysterious benefactor and travels to London in order to become a gentleman."@en
  • "An unknown benefactor supplies an orphaned blacksmith's apprentice with the means to be educated in London as a gentleman of "great expectations.""
  • "Pip is an orphan being raised by his sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery, and her husband, Mr Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. Pip is employed as a companion to the wealthy Miss Havisham when he meets the young and beautiful, but cold-hearted, Estella. Although apprenticed to Joe at the forge, he longs to become a gentleman worthy of Estella, but as he grows up he learns that there are more important things in life {u2013} such as true friendship and loyalty {u2013} than wealth and position in society."
  • "A young man in 1820s London who expects to be reared by a rich patron and to marry a wealthy young woman finds his hopes dashed."
  • "After harsh early years, Pip, an orphan growing up in Victorian England, is given the means to become a gentleman by an unknown benefactor and learns that outward appearances can be deceiving."@en
  • "The orphaned Pip is serving as a blacksmith's apprentice when an unknown benefactor supplies the means for him to be educated in London as a gentleman of "great expectations.""@en
  • "AFTER PIP'S FATHER DIES AND HIS MOTHER REMARRIES, PIP IS SENT AWAY TO MAKE HIS OWN WAY IN THE WORLD."@en
  • "Chronicles the life of Pip, a penniless orphan who inherits a fortune from a mysterious force, enabeling him to come of age as a young victorian gentlemen."
  • "The orphan, Pip, and the convict, Magwitch, the beautiful Estella, and her guardian, the embittered and vengeful Miss Havisham, the ambitious lawyer, Mr. Jaggers -- all have a part to play in the mystery."
  • "Young Pip, an orphan is working as a blacksmith when he learns that an unknown person has willed him a fortune. He is sent to London to be educated as a rich gentleman."@en
  • "Young Pip, an orphan is working as a blacksmith when he learns that an unknown person has willed him a fortune. He is sent to London to be educated as a rich gentleman."
  • "When Philip Pirrip--nicknamed Pip--is forced by an escaped convict to steal food and supplies from his meager home, he doesn't know that this event will transform his life. One of Dickens's most popular novels, Great Expectations follows the orphaned Pip as he grows from poverty into a gentleman, becoming entangled with the strange Miss Havisham and her beautiful but coldhearted ward, Estella, and coming into a fortune from an unknown benefactor. This engrossing work, which recently celebrated its 150th birthday, remains one of Dickens's best."
  • "A young orphaned boy is suddenly taken out of poverty and squalor and raised to be a gentleman."
  • "A young orphaned boy is suddenly taken out of poverty and squalor and raised to be a gentleman."@en
  • "One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming-of-age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens' dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire. Raised by a humble blacksmith, Pip is recruited by the wealthy Miss Havisham to be a companion to her ward, the cold but beautiful Estella. There, Pip learns to despise his rough origins as Estella torments him about his low prospects. When Pip is informed that an unknown benefactor expects to make him his heir, he sets off to London to realize his great expectations. But true gentleman stature, he will find, is a matter of character, not fortune."@en
  • ""From the first shock of the early pages, when Pip encounters the convict Magwitch, the mystery grips our attention and its psychological and moral truth holds us until the end. For, in discovering the secret of his 'great expectations', Pip also begins to discover the truth about himself." -back cover."
  • "The adventures of an orphaned young man in Victorian England who is given a great deal of money by an unknown benefactor to enable him to live as a gentleman, pursuing a good education and fulfilling great expectations."@en
  • "Pip, an orphan in Victorian England, is plucked from a life of poverty and informed he is to be educated and reared as a gentleman."
  • "Pip is content with his simple life until a bitter gentlewoman employs him as a sometime companion to herself and her adopted daughter. Pip then aspires to become a gentleman himself, though his dreams are unrealistic until the day he mysteriously comes into a fortune and is sent to London to become refined. The story follows Pip's journey into adulthood and emotional maturity and understanding."
  • "This novel is told from the point of view of Philip Pirrip, nicknamed Pip, who begins his tale as a young boy visiting the graves of his parents when an escaped convict happens upon him and threatens him into helping him get food. This experience will have a huge impact on Pip's life, although just how huge is left to be discovered until much later in the novel. Pip soon finds himself in the service of an eccentrically, manically wounded old woman and her beautiful but cold-hearted charge Estella."@en

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  • "English fiction."@en
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