Great ExpectationsBook - 1997
Great Expectations is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels by this acclaimed author. Our special edition of Dickens' thrilling book sparkles with some of the gems of The New York Public Library's collections: original drawings executed for 19th century editions of the novel; Dickens' handwritten letters and journals; and a fascinating selection of personal mementos (including Dickens' writing desk)-all of which speak eloquently of the writer and his vividly rendered imaginary world.
Baker & Taylor
A young orphan receives a fortune from a mysterious benefactor and travels to London to become a gentleman
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That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.
"Mother by adoption," retorted Estella, never departing from the easy grace of her attitude, never raising her voice as the other did, never yielding either to anger or tenderness, "Mother by adoption, I have said that I owe everything to you. All I possess is freely yours. All that you have given me, is at your command to have again. Beyond that, I have nothing. And if you ask me to give you what you never gave me, my gratitude and duty cannot do impossibilities."
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