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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

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ISBN 9780140623161
Published 2 July 2007 by Penguin
Format Paperback, Open Market ed
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
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ISBN-13 9780140623161
ISBN-10 0140623167
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 2 July 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Open Market ed
Edition Open Market ed
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 181mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 242g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
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Charles Dickens was born at Portsmouth on 7 February 1812. He received little formal education, but taught himself shorthand and became a reporter of parliamentary debates for the Morning Chronicle. He began to publish sketches in various periodicals, which were subsequently republished as Sketches by Boz. The Pickwick Papers were published in 1836-7 and after a slow start became a publishing phenomenon and Dickens's characters the centre of a popular cult. He began Oliver Twist in 1837, followed by Nicholas Nickleby (1838) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41).After finishing Barnaby Rudge (1841) Dickens set off for America; he went full of enthusiasm for the young republic but, in spite of a triumphant reception, he returned disillusioned. His experiences are recorded in American Notes (1842). Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-4) did not repeat its predecessors' success but this was quickly redressed by the huge popularity of the Christmas Books, of which the first, A Christmas Carol, appeared in 1843. During 1844-6 Dickens travelled abroad and he began Dombey and Son while in Switzerland. This and David Copperfield (1849-50) were more serious in theme and more carefully planned than his early novels. In later works, such as Bleak House (1853) and Little Dorrit (1857), Dickens's social criticism became more radical and his comedy more savage. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870.

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