Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Illustrated and Annotated Version - Bentley Loft Classics Book #67)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Illustrated and Annotated Version - Bentley Loft Classics Book #67)

by Charles Dickens
     
 

Bentley Loft Classics Books is proud to present Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This is, by far, the best Barnes and Noble Nook version filled with great illustrations and a working table of contents.

Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of…  See more details below

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Bentley Loft Classics Books is proud to present Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This is, by far, the best Barnes and Noble Nook version filled with great illustrations and a working table of contents.

Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular, having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.

Great Expectations is written in a semi-autobiographical style, and is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early days of childhood until adulthood. The story can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people.
The action of the story takes place from Christmas Eve, 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old, to the winter of 1840.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013469921
Publisher:
Bentley Loft
Publication date:
06/05/2011
Series:
Bentley Loft Classics Collection , #67
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens ( /ˈtʃɑːlz ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly instalments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularise at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialisation, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialised. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next instalment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.
Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.

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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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