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Great Expectations - a book by Dickens, Charles

Great Expectations

Great Expectations( )
Retold by: Tavner, Gill
Illustrator: Donnelly, Karen
Author: Dickens, Charles
Series title:Charles Dickens Ser.
ISBN:978-1-906230-01-2
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Real Reads Ltd.
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $6.95
Book Description:

An escaped convict threatens to eat young Pip's heart for breakfast. The ghostly Miss Havisham invites Pip to her eerie home. A mysterious benefactor makes him suddenly wealthy. Pip's life will never be the same again.

Book Details
Pages:64
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Europe
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.07 x 7.683 Inches
Book Weight:0.352 Pounds
Author Biography
Dickens, Charles (Retold by)
Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s.

His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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