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Grandes esperanzas Charles Dickens

Grandes esperanzas

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Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España

en Español

ISBN: 9788499890647

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«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 nov...ela 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.

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Charles Dickens was born at Portsmouth on 7 February 1812. He received little formal education, but taught himself shorthand and became a reporter of parliamentary debates for the Morning Chronicle. He began to publish sketches in various periodicals, which were subsequently republished as Sketches by Boz. The Pickwick Papers were published in 1836--7 and after a slow start ...became a publishing phenomenon and Dickens's characters the centre of a popular cult. He began Oliver Twist in 1837, followed by Nicholas Nickleby (1838) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840--41).After finishing Barnaby Rudge (1841) Dickens set off for America; he went full of enthusiasm for the young republic but, in spite of a triumphant reception, he returned disillusioned. His experiences are recorded in American Notes (1842). Martin Chuzzlewit (1843--4) did not repeat its predecessors' success but this was quickly redressed by the huge popularity of the Christmas Books, of which the first, A Christmas Carol, appeared in 1843. During 1844--6 Dickens travelled abroad and he began Dombey and Son while in Switzerland. This and David Copperfield (1849--50) were more serious in theme and more carefully planned than his early novels. In later works, such as Bleak House (1853) and Little Dorrit (1857), Dickens's social criticism became more radical and his comedy more savage. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870.

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