Grandes esperanzas [NOOK Book]

Overview

«Dickens es siempre profundo y sincero en su escritura.». Grandes esperanzas es uno de los títulos más célebres del gran autor inglés. Publicado originalmente en 1860, narra la historia de Pip, un joven huérfano y miedoso, cuyo humilde destino se ve agraciado por un benefactor inesperado que cambiará el sino de su vida y hará de él un caballero. Una maravillosa novela de aprendizaje y una magistral galería de protagonistas que trazan un acabado retrato de época, al mismo tiempo que una honda reflexión sobre las ...
See more details below
Grandes esperanzas

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$3.99
BN.com price
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

«Dickens es siempre profundo y sincero en su escritura.». Grandes esperanzas es uno de los títulos más célebres del gran autor inglés. Publicado originalmente en 1860, narra la historia de Pip, un joven huérfano y miedoso, cuyo humilde destino se ve agraciado por un benefactor inesperado que cambiará el sino de su vida y hará de él un caballero. Una maravillosa novela de aprendizaje y una magistral galería de protagonistas que trazan un acabado retrato de época, al mismo tiempo que una honda reflexión sobre las constantes de la condición humana. La realidad de la vida cotidiana en Inglaterra y la fantasía se dan la mano, mostrándonos un mundo extraordinariamente humano y detallista y una peculiar psicología de los personajes.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788408116868
  • Publisher: Grupo Planeta
  • Publication date: 4/10/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Planeta
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 888,796
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens
Charles 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.

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.

Las novelas de Dickens eran, entre otras cosas, trabajos de crítica social. Él era un fiero crítico de la pobreza y de la estratificación social de la sociedad victoriana. A través de sus trabajos, Dickens mantenía una empatía por el hombre común y un escepticismo por la familia burguesa.

Biography

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.

Read More Show Less
    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

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • 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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 20, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2001

    nice.....

    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!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)