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ISBN-10: 0199538239

ISBN-13: 9780199538232

Edition: 2008

Authors: Charles Dickens, Elizabeth M. Brennan

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A compelling mixture of humour and brooding menace, this is the story of 'Little Nell' and her persecution by the grotesque and lecherous Quilp, and features all the original illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
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…