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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens; F. W. Pailthorpe (Illustrator)
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
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Great Expectations Charles Dickens Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular, having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times. Great Expectations is written in a semi-autobiographical style, and is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early days of childhood until adulthood. The story can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people. The action of the story takes place from Christmas Eve, 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old, to the winter of 1840.
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'In the little world in which children have their existence, whosever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice' Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. When he was twelve years old he was sent to work in a shoe polish factory because his father had been imprisoned for debt. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836, the same year that he married Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Dickens became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. He set up and edited the journals Household Words (1850-9) and All the Year Round (1859-70). 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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General Fields

  • : 9780099511571
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
  • : January 2008
  • : 200mm X 131mm X 33mm
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 8-Mar
  • : English
  • : 512
  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction
  • : b/w illust
  • : Charles Dickens; F. W. Pailthorpe (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback