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DICKENS, C.: Great Expectations (Unabridged)

    

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DICKENS, C.: Great Expectations (Unabridged)

Narrated in the first person, Great Expectations tells the story of Philip Pirrip (known as Pip) from his disadvantaged start as an orphan in the Kent marshes to the improvement in his position following an anonymous allowance. Pip moves to London where, only after many trials, does he learn humility and the value of loyalty. Key Dickens characters abound—the convict Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham and the pompous Pumblechook.

Anton Lesser’s abridged recording of this text won awards, and his new unabridged recording also deserves similar praise for its remarkably vivid characterisations.



Disc 1

  Great Expectations
1.   Chapter 1: My father's family name being Pirrip … 00:07:01
2.   He gave me a most tremendous dip and roll … 00:04:22
3.   Chapter 2: My sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery, was … 00:06:26
4.   On the present occasion, though I was hungry … 00:06:24
5.   It was Christmas Eve, and I had to stir the pudding … 00:07:17
6.   Chapter 3: It was a rimy morning, and very damp. 00:06:48
7.   I had often watched a large dog of ours … 00:04:48
8.   Chapter 4: I fully expected to find Constable … 00:07:21
9.   Mrs. Joe,' said Uncle Pumblechook: 00:07:32
10.   Joe offered me more gravy, which I was afraid to take. 00:06:30
11.   Chapter 5: The apparition of a file of soldiers … 00:07:11
12.   At last, Joe's job was done … 00:05:15


Disc 2

  Great Expectations
1.   It was a run indeed now … 00:06:26
2.   We had not gone far when three cannon … 00:05:27
3.   Chapter 6: My state of mind regarding the pilfering … 00:04:34
4.   Chapter 7: At the time when I stood … 00:05:42
5.   There was no indispensable necessity … 00:07:05
6.   I could think of nothing better to say … 00:06:13
7.   Joe made the fire and swept the hearth … 00:06:24
8.   Chapter 8: Mr. Pumblechook's premises … 00:05:44
9.   My young conductress locked the gate … 00:07:00
10.   I regret to state that I was not afraid … 00:06:30
11.   She won the game, and I dealt. 00:05:24
12.   My sister's bringing up had me sensitive. 00:06:26
13.   Chapter 9: When I reached home, my sister … 00:01:17


Disc 3

  Great Expectations
1.   The worst of it was that that bullying old … 00:07:00
2.   Now, when I saw Joe open his blue eyes … 00:08:18
3.   Chapter 10: The felicitous idea occurred to me … 00:04:30
4.   It being a Saturday night, I found the landlord … 00:06:34
5.   All this while, the strange man looked … 00:04:59
6.   Chapter 11: At the appointed time I returned … 00:06:17
7.   As we were going with out candle … 00:06:37
8.   These crawling things had fascinated my attention … 00:05:24
9.   Miss Sarah Pocket, whom I now saw to be … 00:05:28
10.   I was going to wish her many happy returns … 00:06:11
11.   I was secretly afraid of him when I saw … 00:04:33
12.   Chapter 12: My mind grew very uneasy … 00:05:32
13.   There was a song Joe used to hum fragments of … 00:07:02


Disc 4

  Great Expectations
1.   When I got home at night, and delivered … 00:01:08
2.   Chapter 13: It was a trial to my feelings … 00:06:45
3.   As if he were absolutely out of his mind … 00:07:30
4.   The Justices were sitting in the Town Hall … 00:04:12
5.   Chapter 14: It is a most miserable thing to feel … 00:05:12
6.   Chapter 15: As I was getting too big … 00:07:48
7.   In brief, Joe thought that if I thought well of it … 00:04:52
8.   My sister had been standing silent in the yard … 00:08:18
9.   As I never assisted at any other representation … 00:06:26
10.   Chapter 16: With my head full of George Barnwell … 00:06:11
11.   When, at last, she came round so far … 00:05:29
12.   Chapter 17: I now fell into a regular routine … 00:06:54
13.   My sister was never left alone now … 00:07:18


Disc 5

  Great Expectations
1.   Biddy,' I cried, getting up … 00:07:26
2.   Chapter 18: It was in the fourth year … 00:06:37
3.   We were all deeply persuaded that the unfortunate … 00:05:37
4.   My dream was out … 00:06:48
5.   Well, Joseph Gargery You look dumbfoundered' 00:06:02
6.   Pip's a gentleman of fortun' then,' said Joe … 00:06:41
7.   Chapter 19: Morning made a considerable difference … 00:07:07
8.   Well What are you stopping for' said I. 00:06:35
9.   When he had at last done … 00:06:43
10.   At about this time, I began to observe … 00:06:57
11.   Well, Pip' 00:05:19
12.   Biddy was astir so early to get my breakfast … 00:03:55


Disc 6

  Great Expectations
1.   Chapter 20: The journey from our town … 00:06:41
2.   While I looked about me here … 00:06:29
3.   Here's Mike,' said the clerk … 00:04:58
4.   Chapter 21: Casting my eyes on Mr. Wemmick … 00:05:10
5.   So imperfect was this realization of the first … 00:05:13
6.   Chapter 22: The pale young gentleman and I … 00:04:29
7.   He was still a pale young gentleman … 00:07:29
8.   There appeared upon the scene …' 00:05:42
9.   It had not occurred to me before … 00:07:05
10.   This collation disposed of at a moderate price … 00:05:20
11.   Chapter 23: Mr. Pocket said he was glad to see me … 00:04:24
12.   Both Mr. and Mrs. Pocket had such a noticeable air … 00:06:05
13.   After dinner the children were introduced … 00:05:11
14.   It happened that the other five children … 00:04:06


Disc 7

  Great Expectations
1.   Chapter 24: After two or three days … 00:07:03
2.   In the room over that, a little flabby terrier of a clerk … 00:07:23
3.   Chapter 25: Bentley Drummle, who was … 00:07:19
4.   I was falling into meditation on my guardian's … 00:06:02
5.   Is it your own, Mr. Wemmick' 00:04:14
6.   Chapter 26: It fell out as Wemmick had told me … 00:06:59
7.   Induced to take particular notice of the housekeeper … 00:04:06
8.   While he said these words in a leisurely critical style … 00:06:09
9.   Chapter 27: 'My dear Mr Pip …' 00:04:53
10.   Joe, how are you, Joe' 00:07:40
11.   I had neither the good sense nor the good feeling … 00:06:09
12.   Chapter 28: It was clear that I must … 00:07:18
13.   It is impossible to express with what acuteness … 00:03:13


Disc 8

  Great Expectations
1.   After overhearing this dialogue … 00:03:51
2.   Chapter 29: Betimes in the morning I was up and out. 00:06:31
3.   Upon that, I turned down the long passage … 00:05:37
4.   It was settled that I should stay there … 00:06:25
5.   Her handsome dress had trailed upon the ground. 00:06:32
6.   Well, Pip! How often have you seen Miss Estella …' 00:06:57
7.   Chapter 30: After well considering the matter … 00:06:14
8.   The coach, with Mr. Jaggers inside … 00:04:10
9.   I stopped for a moment to consider … 00:04:04
10.   I turned my head aside … 00:06:12
11.   Chapter 31: On our arrival in Denmark … 00:06:28
12.   We made all the haste we could downstairs … 00:06:45
13.   Chapter 32: One day when I was busy with my books … 00:06:03
14.   Thus, we walked through Wemmick's greenhouse … 00:02:56


Disc 9

  Great Expectations
1.   As we came out of the prison through the lodge … 00:03:50
2.   Chapter 33: In her furred travelling - dress … 00:06:14
3.   It was no laughing matter with Estella now … 00:04:40
4.   I should have been chary of discussing … 00:05:18
5.   Chapter 34: As I had grown accustomed … 00:05:29
6.   As I am now generalizing … 00:05:12
7.   However, my determined manner … 00:03:08
8.   Chapter 35: It was the first time that … 00:07:05
9.   The neighbourhood, however … 00:06:00
10.   I have not heard the particulars …' 00:05:50
11.   Chapter 36: Herbert and I went on … 00:06:20
12.   I was beginning to express my gratitude … 00:06:59
13.   I could have posted a newspaper in his mouth … 00:02:51
14.   Chapter 37: Deeming Sunday the best day … 00:04:00
15.   Miss Skiffins waas of a wooden appearance … 00:05:39


Disc 10

  Great Expectations
1.   The flag had been struck … 00:07:34
2.   Chapter 38: If that staid old house near the Green … 00:05:08
3.   This was all the preparation I received … 00:04:02
4.   It happened on the occasion of this visit … 00:06:55
5.   Miss Havisham, with her head in her hands … 00:05:26
6.   I thought I saw him leer in an ugly way at me … 00:04:56
7.   At a certain Assembly Ball at Richmond … 00:05:57
8.   Chapter 39: I was three - and - twenty years of age. 00:06:15
9.   He looked about him with the strangest air … 00:06:00
10.   As I put my glass to my lips … 00:06:05
11.   The abhorrence in which I held the man … 00:05:40
12.   I tried to collect my thoughts, but I was stunned. 00:06:45
13.   Chapter 40: It was fortunate for me … 00:06:31


Disc 11

  Great Expectations
1.   By - and - by, his door opened and he came out. 00:07:20
2.   Some sense of the grimly - ludicrous moved me … 00:05:18
3.   It would seem a simple matter to decide … 00:06:27
4.   Wemmick was out … 00:07:02
5.   Chapter 41: In vain should I attempt to describe … 00:06:28
6.   Poor fellow! He little suspected with whose money. 00:06:37
7.   Chapter 42: 'Dear boy and Pip's comrade.' 00:06:08
8.   I might a - took warning by Arthur …' 00:07:28
9.   He had worked himself into a state … 00:03:17
10.   Chapter 43: Why should I pause to ask … 00:04:20
11.   It was poisonous to me to see him in the town … 00:07:19
12.   Chapter 44: In the room where … 00:05:22
13.   I have been thrown among one family …' 00:04:35


Disc 12

  Great Expectations
1.   It seems,' said Estella, very calmly … 00:06:58
2.   All done, all gone! 00:01:59
3.   Chapter 45: Turning from the Temple gate … 00:06:26
4.   Now, Mr. Pip, you know,' said Wemmick … 00:06:13
5.   I thanked him for his valuable advice … 00:05:36
6.   Chapter 46: Eight o'clock had struck … 00:06:21
7.   There was something so natural and winning … 00:06:00
8.   Our conference being now ended … 00:05:09
9.   Chapter 47: Some weeks passed … 00:06:57
10.   The second piece was … 00:05:08
11.   Steady!' I thought. 00:03:20
12.   Chapter 48: The second of the two meetings … 00:04:01
13.   Receiving this as an intimation … 00:02:55
14.   He dismissed her, and she glided out of the room. 00:02:34


Disc 13

  Great Expectations
1.   We took our leave early, and left together. 00:07:08
2.   Chapter 49: Putting Miss Havisham's note … 00:02:42
3.   As I brought another of the ragged chairs … 00:06:14
4.   O Miss Havisham,' said I, 'I can do it now.' 00:06:48
5.   I had been shut up in these rooms …' 00:05:35
6.   She was insensible, and I was afraid … 00:03:08
7.   Chapter 50: My hands had been dressed … 00:04:22
8.   Does it strike too cold on that sensitive place' 00:04:34
9.   Chapter 51: What purpose I had in view … 00:06:14
10.   Even Mr. Jaggers started when I said those words. 00:05:16
11.   Now, Pip,' said Mr. Jaggers, 'put this case.' 00:05:08
12.   Standing by for a little, while they were at work … 00:02:12
13.   Chapter 52: From Little Britain … 00:05:53
14.   I had had load enough upon my mind … 00:06:02
15.   Chapter 53: It was a dark night … 00:05:49


Disc 14

  Great Expectations
1.   Whom I had looked for, I don't know. 00:06:08
2.   He had been drinking, and his eyes were red … 00:06:49
3.   There was a clear space of a few feet … 00:06:31
4.   When I told Herbert what had passed … 00:04:50
5.   Chapter 54: It was one of those March days … 00:05:46
6.   At the Stairs where we had taken him abroad … 00:06:25
7.   We pushed off again, and made what way we could. 00:05:06
8.   In the infinite meaning of his reply … 00:06:40
9.   Startop could make out, after a few minutes … 00:04:52
10.   The Jack at the Ship was instructed … 00:03:50
11.   Chapter 55: He was taken to the Police Court … 00:07:14
12.   On the Saturday in that same week … 00:05:53
13.   That discreet damsel was attired as usual … 00:04:16
14.   Chapter 56: He lay in prison very ill … 00:03:58


Disc 15

  Great Expectations
1.   The whole scene starts out again … 00:06:21
2.   The number of the days had risen to ten … 00:04:19
3.   Chapter 57: Now that I was left wholly to myself … 00:05:33
4.   At last, one day, I took courage … 00:06:43
5.   I never discovered from whom Joe … 00:05:03
6.   When we got back again and he lifted me out … 00:06:26
7.   It was on the third or fourth occasion … 00:06:16
8.   Chapter 58: The tidings of my high fortunes … 00:07:10
9.   Say that likewise,' retorted Pumblechook. 00:06:40
10.   Dear Biddy,' said I … 00:04:40
11.   Chapter 59: For eleven years, I had not seen … 00:05:30
12.   I am greatly changed. I wonder you know me.' 00:05:31

Total Playing Time: 19:07:39






Author(s):
Dickens, Charles

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NAX46212

Barcode: 9789626344620

Physical Release: 08/2007

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