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Great Expectations Abridged Edition

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ISBN-10: 0141330139

ISBN-13: 9780141330136

Edition: 2010

Authors: Charles Dickens, Roddy Doyle

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List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
Publication date: 5/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

James Fenimore Cooper, acclaimed as one of the first American novelists, was born in Burlington, N.J., on September 15, 1789. When he was one year old, his family moved to Cooperstown, N.Y., which was founded by his father. Cooper attended various grammar schools in Burlington, Cooperstown, and Albany, and entered Yale University in 1803 at the age of 13. In 1806, Cooper was expelled from Yale for pushing a rag with gunpowder under a classmate's door, causing it to explode. He then spent some time as a merchant seaman and served as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy from 1808-1811. In 1811, Cooper married Susan De Lancey, and lived the life of a country gentleman until one day in 1820. Cooper…    

Roddy Doyle is the author of five previous novels, including a Booker Prize nominee, The Van, and a Booker Prize winning international bestseller Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He has also written several screenplays, most recently When Brendan Met Trudy. His first children's book, The Giggler Treatment, will be published in September by Scholastic. He lives in Dublin.