Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, a young lad, who grows up without any expectations, but is surprised to hear from a lawyer that he has an unknown benefactor who is sending him to London to learn to become a gentleman. But the great expectations that he has change him, leading him almost to the brink of death, and in the course of events, Pip learns a number of lessons about life, loyalty and true happiness.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a prolific English writer of fiction and nonfiction, including fifteen novels, despite having little formal education. He was born in Portsmouth, England, to a family of little means. When his father was locked up in the Marshalsea debtor's prison in London, twelve-year-old Charles was forced to leave school and work in a boot blacking factory, which inspired his later writings and social activism. The 1936 serialization of his Pickwick Papers marked the beginning of his literary success, which soon propelled him into international celebrity. His works of fiction were especially known for their linguistic creativity and repulsive caricatures, and he was considered the greatest novelist of his era
Pub Date: 2016
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches