Great Expectations is a favourite among many Dickens readers.
In addition to its endearing hero, Pip - a blacksmith's boy, desperate to escape his humble background - the story is populated by a vivid cast of characters, from the convict Magwitch to Miss Havisham who, jilted long ago, still wears her wedding gown and, for revenge, schools the beautiful young Estella in the art of malice towards men.
When Pip receives a legacy and promptly leaves for London to become a gentleman, only then does he begin learning about the gulf between appearances and reality.
About the Author
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.
Series: Arcturus Classics
Number Of Pages: 445
Published: 1st August 2009
Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.318