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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dial Pr
Publication date May 20, 2008
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385341073
ISBN-10 0385341075
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product 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.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385341066
 
from Dial Pr (July 31, 2007)
9780385341066 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $20.00
About: On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, on which survival is a daily struggle, eccentric Mr.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385341073
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Dial Pr (May 20, 2008)
9780385341073 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.00
About: 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.
from Renouf Pub Co Ltd (May 20, 2008)
9780676979282 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $21.00
Miscellaneous
from Random House Inc (July 31, 2007)
9780440337164 | details & prices | List price $14.00
CD/Spoken Word
from John Murray Pubs Ltd (January 20, 2011)
9781848546035 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.24 lbs | List price $22.65
from Gardners Books (November 15, 2007)
9781405506816 | details & prices | 144 pages | List price $25.00
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781439559307
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439559307 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $21.00
About: The Booker finalist and beloved novel that has taken the world by storm is now a major motion picture starring Hugh Laurie.

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