Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
Illustrated by Marcus Stone
Introduced by D. J. Taylor

This exquisite edition reproduces the famous Nonesuch text and features Marcus Stone’s 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 Dickens’s best-loved novels, written in 1860–1, at the peak of his powers. This edition, the first in our new Dickens series, includes Marcus Stone’s atmospheric illustrations, commissioned for the first book edition on Dickens’s recommendation. The Nonesuch Press text, used here, is taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition, the last to be corrected by the author.

Quarter-bound in cloth with printed cloth sides

Set in Arno

512 pages

Frontispiece and 7 black & white illustrations

Cloth Slipcase

˝ x 6¾˝

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