Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is written in the genre of "bildungsroman" or the style of book that follows the story of a man or woman in their quest for maturity, usually starting from childhood and ending in the main character's eventual adulthood. Great Expectations is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early days of childhood until adulthood and trying to be a gentleman along the way. The story can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people.

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  1. - 4th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 4th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - 5th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  4. - 14th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  5. - 14th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  6. - 16th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  7. - 24th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  8. - 37th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  9. - 37th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  10. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  11. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
  12. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  13. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  14. - The Great American Read (PBS)
  15. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
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  24. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)

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Great Expectations Audio CD 48039 $11.00 $3.95
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Great Expectations Kindle Edition 145774 $0.99 2013
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Great Expectations (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 37221 $13.68 $1.60 1992
Great Expectations (Sterling Unabridged Classics) Hardcover 28627 $3.98 $2.36 2012
Great Expectations (with a Preface by G. K. Chesterton and an Introduction by Andrew Lang) Kindle Edition 668474 2015
Great Expectations (A Norton Critical Edition) Paperback 29494 $14.06 $11.77 1999
Great Expectations[Illustrated] Kindle Edition 169862 2012
Great Expectations Paperback 132814 $11.95 2015
GREAT EXPECTATIONS (illustrated, complete, and with the original illustrations) Kindle Edition 34840 $2.99 2013
Great Expectations: Part 2: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers Level 2 (Chinese Edition) Paperback 320573 $12.95 2015
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Great Expectations (A Stepping Stone Book) Paperback 650636 $0.01 $0.01 1996
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Great Expectations: Includes MLA Style Citations for Scholarly Secondary Sources, Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Critical Essays (Squid Ink Classics) Paperback 474683 $11.35 2015
Great Expectations Paperback 163180 $7.85 $3.99 2012
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Great Expectations (The Classic Collection) Audio CD 688817 $29.02 $18.07 2005
Great Expectations (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 14628 $0.99 2014
Great Expectations (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 565414 $3.93 $0.01 1998
Great Expectations (Collector's Library) Hardcover 701681 $8.73 $5.57 2009
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Great Expectations: Large Print Edition Paperback 336079 $9.99 2016
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Great Expectations (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 569773 $4.00 $0.01 2001
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Great Expectations (Barnes & Noble Classics) Hardcover 810970 $2.86 $0.01 2004
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Great Expectation (Student Edition): Original and Unabridged Paperback 170484 $7.59 $5.99 2014
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Great Expectations Hardcover 608480 $3.88 2014
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