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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is one of Dickens' most serious novels in intention, yet remains entertaining by its multitude of classically Dickensian memorable comic characters.

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ISBN 9781847189233
Published 2 December 2008 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Unabridged edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9781847189233
ISBN-10 1847189237
Stock Out of stock
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Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint CSP Classic Texts
Publication Date 2 December 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 378
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 212mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 476g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.8
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Description of this Book

Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events leads him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals. His desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most widely read English writers. Dickens started his writing career as a freelance reporter for the proctors in the Court of Doctors' commons, which later served as a source of information and inspiration for many of his vivid characters and social novels. In 1832, at the age of 20, he became a reporter on The Mirror of Parliament and on The Trues Sun. Dickens reported from the gallery of the House of Commons. He soon moved to larger newspapers which presented him with the opportunity to publish a series of papers. Sketches by Boz and Pickwick Papers were published in 1836, the year he married Catherine Hogarth with whom he had 10 children and whom he divorced later in life. Dickens wrote relentlessly with his first novels appearing in monthly instalments, a popular fashion at the time: Oliver Twist (1837-1839), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841) and Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty as part of the Master Humphrey's Clock series (1840-1841). Numerous other novels followed: David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, and the unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Presenting his readers with a plethora of vivid characters, Dickens's novels were a medium for social commentary as he was a fierce critic of poverty and social divisions of Victorian society. Many of his novels have been adapted for theatre, cinema and television.

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