Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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James Riordan re-tells Charles Dicken's classic novel about a boy who is taken from his poor beginnings to be educated as a gentleman and his ultimate discovery of the identity of his mysterious benefactor. With illustrations by Victor Ambrus. James Riordan lives in Sussex. He did his National Service in the RAF and gained degrees from Birmingham, London and Moscow before working for several years in Moscow as a translator. Recently retired as Professor of Russian Studies at Surrey University, he has written several collections of folk-tales, a number or picture books and four novels. One of his many novels for young adults was a runner up for the Whitbread Children's Book Award. He is well-known for his outstanding retelling of classics. Other retellings in this series are "Gulliver's Travels", "King Arthur" and "The Wizard of Oz". Victor Ambrus lives in Surrey. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. At the Royal College of Art he achieved the position of 'Royal Scholar' in 1958. Now a freelance artist, he also teaches illustration and drawing and has been involved in the production of over seventy children's books for OUP. The Kate Greenaway Award has been twice won by him and in 1977 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has brilliantly brought to life the other classics in this series including "Moby Dick", "Gulliver's Travels", "Don Quixote", "The Odyssey", "King Arthur", "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Canterbury Tales".show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 214.9 x 288.5 x 11.4mm | 553.39g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illustrated in colour, bibliography
  • 019274190X
  • 9780192741905

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James Riordan has written numerous books for children, including many translations of Russian tales. He is the author of Gulliver's Travels and King Arthur, two other delightful retellings of popular stories published by Oxford. Victor G. Ambrus was born in Budapest. He has illustrated more than 200 books and is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.show more

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