Charles Dickens: David Copperfield/ Great Expectations


Author: Nicolas Tredell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137283254
Category: Literary Collections
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David Copperfield and Great Expectations are among Charles Dickens's most famous novels. In both books, the hero tells the vivid and absorbing tale of his education by life, presents a rich range of characters and scenes, and tackles profound moral, social and psychological themes. Part I of this essential study: • provides lucid and penetrating analyses of key passages • discusses the crucial topics of patriarchy, class, obsession, eccentricity, death, breakdown and recovery • summarizes the methods of analysis and offers suggestions for further work. Part II supplies key background material, including: • an account of Dickens's life and works • a survey of historical, cultural and literary contexts • samples of significant criticism. Also featuring a valuable Further Reading section, this volume provides readers with the critical and analytical skills which will enable them to enjoy and explore both novels for themselves.

Dickens Trilogy (Oliver Twist


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781901768503
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This title contains three abridged versions of Dickens' classics read by Martin Jarvis: 'David Copperfield', 'Oliver Twist' and 'Great 'Expectations. Each version lasts 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations und David Copperfield - Literarische Machart: Philip Pirrip und David Copperfield


Author: Sonja Schiffers
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638122204
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 18
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: gut, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Englisches Seminar), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: 1. Zwei Entwicklungsromane 1.1 Die Ich - Erzählperspektive “To be quite sure I had fallen into no unconscious repetitions, I read David Copperfield again the other day, and was affected by it to a degree you would hardly believe.“ - Bereits diese Aussage des Autors selbst angesichts des Entstehungsprozesses von Great Expectations verweist auf die in mehrfacher Hinsicht anzutreffende Verwandtschaft der beiden einzigen Werke, in denen er die Perspektive des allwissenden Erzählers verläßt. Rund zehn Jahre nach Erscheinen seines stark biographisch beeinflußten Romans David Copperfield 1850 kehrt Charles Dickens hier erstmals zur homodiegetischen Perspektive in der Berichterstattung zurück. In beiden Werken betrachtet das geläuterte Ich aus dem Blickwinkel großer zeitlicher Distanz eine entscheidende heikle Entwicklungsphase seines Lebens, deren Grundkonflikt erst durch den langsamen Prozeß des Erkennens und Lernens gelöst werden kann. [...]

Charles Dickens

The Greatest Novels : Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781905716470
Category: Fiction
Page: 690
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CLASSIC FICTION. David Copperfield was Dickens' 'favourite child' and is a novel of personal development with richly comic as well as deeply poignant moments. "Great Expectations" also traces the progress of a young man through life but, as a novel of the author's maturity, is expressed in subtler shades of nuance. "Oliver Twist" is more black-and-white than either, highlighting the incorruptibility of young Oliver as he battles with the evil of Fagin and Bill Sikes. "A Christmas Carol" is both a ghost story and a moral tale, which defined the pattern of Christmas celebrations. The four books in one volume represent much of Dickens' finest writing.

Great Expectations


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 534
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One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pip’s adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle.

David Copperfield


Author: Charles Dickens,Jan Fields
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617874221
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Charles Dickens presents the classic tale of David Copperfield to readers young and old. From the loss of CopperfieldÍs father before his birth, through his motherÍs remarriage, to finding the love of his life, Dickens reveals the heartbreak, hope, and friendship found along an ordinary life. Young readers can follow the tale of love in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of DickensÍs David Copperfield.

The Best of Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities + Great Expectations + David Copperfield + Oliver Twist + A Christmas Carol (Illustrated)


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074843297
Category: Fiction
Page: 4759
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Best of Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities + Great Expectations + David Copperfield + Oliver Twist + A Christmas Carol (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. Great Expectations Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens' weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. David Copperfield David Copperfield is the common name of the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published as a novel in 1850. Many elements of the novel follow events in Dickens' own life, and it is probably the most autobiographical of his novels. Oliver Twist Oliver Twist is notable for Dickens' unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives. The book exposed the cruel treatment of many a waif-child in London, which increased international concern in what is sometimes known as "The Great London Waif Crisis": the large number of orphans in London in the Dickens era. A Christmas Carol The tale has been viewed by critics as an indictment of 19th-century industrial capitalism. It has been credited with restoring the holiday to one of merriment and festivity in Britain and America after a period of sobriety and sombreness. Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

Great Expectations


Author: Dickens, Charles
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 1772468584
Category: Fiction
Page: 471
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First serialized in All the Year Round from December 1860 to August 1861. The action of the story takes place from Christmas Eve, 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old, to the winter of 1840.— Excerpted from Great Expectations on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Great Expectations. ( Is the Thirteenth Novel by

Charles Dickens)
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781536941470
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Page: 498
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Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel after David Copperfield to be fully narrated in the first person.The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861.[1] In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. The novel is set in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th centuryand contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of extreme imagery - poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death[3] - and has a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations (popular both with readers and literary critics) has been translated into many languages and adapted numerous times into various media.Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim, although Thomas Carlyle spoke disparagingly of "all that Pip's nonsense." Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as "All of one piece and consistently truthfull." During the serial publication, Dickens was pleased with public response to Great Expectations and its sales; when the plot first formed in his mind, he called it "a very fine, new and grotesque idea."[8]On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard while visiting the graves of his mother Georgiana, father Philip Pirrip and siblings. The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file to grind away his shackles, from the home he shares with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. The next day, soldiers recapture the convict while he is engaged in a fight with another escaped convict; the two are returned to the prison ships. Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's Uncle Pumblechook (who is Joe's uncle) to find a boy to visit. Pip visits Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter Estella, falling in love with Estella on first sight, both quite young. Pip visits Miss Havisham regularly until it comes time for him to learn a trade; Joe accompanies Pip for the last visit when she gives the money for Pip to be bound as apprentice blacksmith. Pip settles into learning Joe's trade. When both are away from the house, Mrs. Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work. Biddy arrives to help with her care and becomes 'a blessing to the household'

David Copperfield (Diversion Classics)


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1682305317
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Orphaned, alone, and left at the mercy of a cruel stepfather, David Copperfield’s journey to becoming a successful novelist is beset with tragedy. But as a bevy of rich and lasting characters enter and exit his life, David’s story does not just become one of perseverance, it reveals all facets of what it means to grow up, and to come into one’s own. This semi-autobiographical tale from Dickens blends the tragic and the comedic seamlessly, cementing it as one of the most enduring coming of age stories of all time.

A Great Expectations in Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621073513
Category: Reference
Page: 460
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Great Expectations is epic! Hundreds of pages, dozens of characters and settings--it's easy to lose track of things. Let BookCaps help with this comprehensive annotated study guide that is complete with character profiles (with pronunciations for names harder to pronounce), chapter summaries, analysis of themes, historical context, and much more! This annotated edition includes the original book with a comprehensive study guide and biography about the life and times of Charles Dickens. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

David Copperfield Volume II [Easyread Comfort Edition]


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425048218
Category:
Page: 548
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A classic novel based on Dickens' personal experiences, it delineates the sufferings and sentiments of orphans and abandoned children through the outstandingly portrayed character of David. The novel shows Dickens incredible knack of uniting humor with pathos. The story ponders on the themes of self-exploitation, hypocrisy, sexual degradation, and fraud. Wondrously realistic masterpiece!

Charles Dickens

Great expectations
Author: Anthony Mortimer,Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780582781641
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 79
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Great Expectations

The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
Author: Robert Gottlieb
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466827769
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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The strange and varied lives of the ten children of the world's most beloved novelist Charles Dickens, famous for the indelible child characters he created—from Little Nell to Oliver Twist and David Copperfield—was also the father of ten children (and a possible eleventh). What happened to those children is the fascinating subject of Robert Gottlieb's Great Expectations. With sympathy and understanding he narrates the highly various and surprising stories of each of Dickens's sons and daughters, from Kate, who became a successful artist, to Frank, who died in Moline, Illinois, after serving a grim stretch in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Each of these lives is fascinating on its own. Together they comprise a unique window on Victorian England as well as a moving and disturbing study of Dickens as a father and as a man.

The Rain of Years

Great Expectations and the World of Dickens
Author: Bernard Nicholas Schilling
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 158046100X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 115
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This work argues that Great Expectations best exemplifies Charles Dickens's worldview, and brings together the various themes he addresses in all his works.

Great Expectations (Illustrated)


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3730988301
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 739
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Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel. It is his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861, Great Expectations has a colourful cast that has entered popular culture: the capricious Miss Havisham, the cold and beautiful Estella, Joe the kind and generous blacksmith, the dry and sycophantic Uncle Pumblechook, Mr Jaggers, Wemmick with his dual personality, and the eloquent and wise friend, Herbert Pocket. Throughout the narrative, typical Dickensian themes emerge: wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil.[4] Great Expectations has become very popular and is now taught as a classic in many English classes. It has been translated into many languages and adapted many times in film and other media.