Pip is an orphan, brought up by his sister and her husband, the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery. One evening, while visiting his parents' graves, he has a shocking encounter with an escaped convict who forces Pip to help him. The very next day, he is invited to go and see Miss Havisham, a rich old lady who is seeking a playmate for the beautiful Estella. These two chance events are to change Pip's life in ways he could never have imagined...
Great Expectations ... but disappointed
Purchased this for family listening. There was absolutely no indication this is an abridged version. I’m in two minds about whether it might in fact be the perfect introduction to Dickens for a younger person, but then I’m also extremely disappointed it’s not quite authentic, not to mention mighty annoyed!