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Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with an Intro by Francine Prose.

AIRDATE: Two part miniseries begins on April 1, 2012 and ends on April 8, 2012

Gillian Anderson, David Suchet and Ray Winstone star in Masterpiece Classics' new adaptation of Great Expectations, widely considered one of the greatest novels by Charles Dickens. Great Expectations follows orphan boy Pip as he rises from an apprentice to a gentleman.

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The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

by Charles Dickens, with an introduction by David Paroissien

AIRDATE: April 15, 2012

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood is a psychological thriller about a provincial choirmaster's obsession with 17-year-old Rosa Bud and the lengths he will go to to attain her. The cast includes Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters) and Julia MacKenzie (Miss Marple).

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Couture Classics
Classics A to Z

Alan Walker, our Senior Director of Academic Marketing & Sales, volunteered to start an ambitious marathon to read one book by an author per letter of the alphabet. Here are Alan's latest blog posts on reading classically.