Great Expectations (Diversion Illustrated Classics)

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Diversion Books, Aug 18, 2015 - Fiction
Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.

This vivid and influential story brings Victorian London into sharp focus. Some of Dickens's most iconic characters, from the ambitious orphan, Pip, to the eccentric spinster, Miss Havisham, come to life in GREAT EXPECTATIONS. A tale of love, social class, and coming of age, from a British master of the novel.
 

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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 include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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