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The Manuscript of Great Expectations Charles Dickens

The Manuscript of Great Expectations By Charles Dickens

The Manuscript of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


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The original manuscript of Great Expectations has been newly photographed and is here reproduced in colour and at actual size. The serialised version of 1860-1 and the first book edition of 1861 are also reissued, enabling scholars and enthusiasts to study Dickens' work-in-progress alongside the first two published versions.

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The Manuscript of Great Expectations: From the Townshend Collection, Wisbech by Charles Dickens

The novels of Charles Dickens (1812-70), with their inimitable energy and their comic, tragic and grotesque characters, are still widely read, and reworked for film and television. Dickens himself had the original manuscripts of his works bound and presented them to his friends. That of Great Expectations was given to Chauncy Hare Townshend, with whom Dickens shared an interest in mesmerism and the occult. Townshend bequeathed his library (including the manuscript), together with collections of paintings and objects, to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum in 1868. The manuscript has been newly photographed and is here reproduced in colour and at actual size. The Cambridge Library Collection is also reissuing the serialised version of Great Expectations (1860-1) and the first book edition (1861, in three volumes). Dickens scholars and enthusiasts can now study the work-in-progress, with all its deletions and revisions, alongside the first two published versions.

The Manuscript of Great Expectations Reviews

'... a pleasure to look at and certainly provides an authentic impression of the author's astonishing and truly 'inimitable' creative imagination.' Christa Jansohn, Editionen in der Kritik

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Manuscript of Great Expectations.

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NLS9781108034401
9781108034401
1108034403
The Manuscript of Great Expectations: From the Townshend Collection, Wisbech by Charles Dickens
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2011-12-08
286
N/A
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