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An edition of Mister Pip (2006)

Mister Pip

  • 4.00 ·
  • 2 Ratings
  • 23 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 3 Have read

On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, on which survival is a daily struggle, eccentric Mr. Watts, the only white man left after the other teachers flee, spends his day reading to the local children from Charles Dickens's classic Great Expectations.

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Publisher
Dial Press
Language
English
Pages
256

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Cover of: Mister Pip
Mister Pip
2012, "ĖKSMO", ID "Domino"
in Russian
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Mister Pip
2008, Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
in English
Cover of: Mister Pip
Mister Pip
2008, M. Lafon
in French
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Mister Pip
2008, W.F. Howes
in English - Large print ed.
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Mister pip (ss)
2008, John Murray Publishers Lt
in English
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Mister Pip
2008, John Murray
in English
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Mister Pip
2008, Paw Prints
in English
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Mister Pip
2007, Dial Press
in English
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Mister Pip
2006, The Text Publishing Company
Paperback
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Mister Pip
2006, Penguin Books

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Edition Notes

"First published by The Text Publishing Company, Australia, 2006"--T.p. verso.

Man Booker Prize for Fiction Shortlist, 2007.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR9639.3.J644 M57 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
256 p. ;
Number of pages
256

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24959859M
Internet Archive
misterpip0000jone_k0o4
ISBN 10
0385341067, 0385341075
ISBN 13
9780385341066, 9780385341073
LCCN
2007005224
OCLC/WorldCat
82287381

Work Description

In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives.On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, where the teachers have fled with most everyone else, only one white man chooses to stay behind: the eccentric Mr. Watts, object of much curiosity and scorn, who sweeps out the ruined schoolhouse and begins to read to the children each day from Charles Dickens's classic Great Expectations. So begins this rare, original story about the abiding strength that imagination, once ignited, can provide. As artillery echoes in the mountains, thirteen-year-old Matilda and her peers are riveted by the adventures of a young orphan named Pip in a city called London, a city whose contours soon become more real than their own blighted landscape. As Mr. Watts says, "A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe." Soon come the rest of the villagers, initially threatened, finally inspired to share tales of their own that bring alive the rich mythology of their past. But in a ravaged place where even children are forced to live by their wits and daily survival is the only objective, imagination can be a dangerous thing.From the Hardcover edition.

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