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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

One of the bestselling Classic novels of all time. This is the story of young orphan Philip Pirrip, nicknamed Pip, who, by helping an escaped convict steal food, alters his life forever. Pip is forced to work at a forge, but dreams of one day becoming a gentleman. Join us and a c... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781481956420
Barcode 9781481956420
Published 10 January 2013 by Createspace
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Hartmetz, Richard S.
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ISBN-13 9781481956420
ISBN-10 1481956426
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date 10 January 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Hartmetz, Richard S.
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 546
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 721g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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One of the bestselling Classic novels of all time. This is the story of young orphan Philip Pirrip, nicknamed Pip, who, by helping an escaped convict steal food, alters his life forever. Pip is forced to work at a forge, but dreams of one day becoming a gentleman. Join us and a colorful cast of characters, for this gripping story of crime, revenge and transformation; one of Charles Dickens' finest works.

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Author's Bio

Charles John Huffman Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth, England. He is regarded by many as being the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. He had little formal education, working in a factory at a young age, but developing a yearning to succeed. In 1836, he wrote The Pickwick Papers and became a successful writer, writing a total of fifteen novels, as well as hundreds of short stories and articles. His novels were published in weekly serial format, a chapter at a time, thereby allowing him to alter story points to suit the readers as he went along. In 1836, he married Catherine Thomson Hogarth with whom he would have a total of ten children. However, they separated in 1858, when Dickens began a thirteen year affair with actress Ellen Ternan, a woman 27 years his junior. Dickens became a philanthropist, founding a home for more than 100 fallen women., crusading for children's rights and education reforms. In 1865, he was on board a train that plunged off a bridge. His was the only one of the eight cars that remained on the track, and he immediately aided the survivors in the wreckage. On June 8, 1870, he was working on the sixth chapter of twelve, for his new novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood when he suffered a stroke, dying the next day at the age of 58, in Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent, England.

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