Great Expectations (Edited Classic)
A young orphan boy, Pip, is preparing to become a blacksmith in rural England. Suddenly, a lawyer informs him that he is to be treated like a gentleman because he has great expectations. What does the lawyer mean? Will Pip come into a vast fortune one day? Will his new status enable him to marry the beautiful Estella, with whom he instantly falls in love? And who is his secret benefactor? Will Pips prospects finally bring him happiness - or misery?
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What will get in the way of a readers enjoyment of this wonderful story?
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|Lexile ® Measure||860L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Charles Dickens|
|Age Groups||Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18|