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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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ISBN 9781784871642
Published 7 July 2016 by Vintage
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9781784871642
ISBN-10 1784871648
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Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 7 July 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 178mm
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Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison.Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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