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Mister Pip

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Mister Pip

by Jones Lloyd

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ISBN 10
0670072052
ISBN 13
9780670072057
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New Zealand: Penguin, 2006. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Mint sixth printing in Brodart cover - Flat Signed by author, "Signed" sticker on front. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First five printings were in paperback - this is the first NZ Penguin printing in hardback.

Synopsis

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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Details

Bookseller
The Last Word NZ (NZ)
Bookseller's Inventory #
000444
Title
Mister Pip
Author
Jones Lloyd
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
New As New
Jacket condition
As New
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670072052
ISBN 13
9780670072057
Publisher
Penguin
Place of Publication
New Zealand
Date Published
2006
Keywords
New Zealnd Author Montana Booker

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