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"Grandes esperanzas", de Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens fue un famoso novelista inglés, uno de los más conocidos de la literatura universal (1812-1870)
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"Grandes esperanzas", de Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens fue un famoso novelista inglés, uno de los más conocidos de la literatura universal (1812-1870)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788074842467
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • Publication date: 10/6/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Libranda
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens (Portsmouth, Inglaterra, 7 de febrero de 1812 – Gads Hill Place, Inglaterra, 9 de junio de 1870) fue un famoso novelista inglés, uno de los más conocidos de la literatura universal, y el principal de la era victoriana. Fue maestro del género narrativo, al que imprimió ciertas dosis de humor e ironía, practicando a la vez una aguda crítica social. En su obra destacan las descripciones de gente y lugares, tanto reales como imaginarios. Utilizó en ocasiones el seudónimo Boz.
Críticas posteriores, tales como las de George Gissing y G. K. Chesterton, defendieron y aclamaron su dominio de la lengua inglesa como inigualable, sus personajes como inolvidables, y en gran medida su profunda sensibilidad social. No obstante, también recibió críticas de sus mejores lectores —George Henry Lewes, Henry James, y Virginia Woolf entre ellos— los cuales achacaron ciertos defectos a sus obras, como el sentimentalismo efusivo, acontecimientos irreales y personajes grotescos.1
Sus novelas y relatos cortos disfrutaron de gran popularidad en vida del escritor, y aún hoy se editan continuamente. Dickens escribió novelas por entregas, el formato usual en la ficción en su época, por la simple razón de que no todo el mundo poseía los recursos económicos necesarios para comprar un libro, y cada nueva entrega de sus historias era esperada con gran entusiasmo por sus lectores, nacionales e internacionales. Dickens fue y sigue siendo venerado como un ídolo literario por escritores de todo el mundo.


Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Otra gran obra de un escritor de verdad.

    Gran historia presentada aqui con un final alternativo. El traductor hizo un buen trabajo.
    En suma, este libro vale la pena.

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  • Posted October 20, 2009

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    Grandes Esperanzad

    sin duda alguna cuando nos referimos a obras literareas de enorme trasendencia podriamos mencionar que Grandes Esperanzas es una de ellas. sin duda alguna la obra maestra de Charles Dickens a mi criterio. una historia que no lleva a comprender muchisimas cosas acerca de ser aristocrata y de tener enormes esperanzas en quien tal vez no nacio para amarnos. nos transporta a sentir, sufrir y gozar acompañando a Pip en su inagotable busqueda de convertirse en un caballero para asi conquistar un amor que no puede ser correspondido por Estella.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2001


    this story is a very nice story. it is very suitable for a very young children to read as it is quite easy to understand. p.s. nice story!!!!!

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