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Great Expectations

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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: 520
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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…    

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.