Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s beloved, autobiographical tale of a poor boy haunted by a dark secret and harboring grand hopes for his future as a gentleman. Pip, the story’s narrator, takes us through his early life—from his brush with an escaped convict on the marshes of southeast England to his exposure to genteel society through the warped old Miss Havisham and her icy protégé, the alluring young Estella. Apprenticed to the blacksmith, the tender-hearted Joe, Pip’s fortunes change dramatically thanks to a mysterious benefactor, and he must figure out what is real and what is false as he navigates his new world, while never quite escaping his old. Considered by many to be Dickens’s greatest work, Great Expectations will transport you, move you, and stay with you forever.
Beautifully yet simply formatted, carefully edited, and featuring more than 30 illustrations from the artists who realized the first serialized chapters and many of the early book editions of Great Expectations, this is the definitive digital version of the Dickens classic.
Includes a short biography of Charles Dickens and an addendum of his originally conceived ending.
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My first taste of Dickens
This is the first Dickens novel I've read. I felt a great sense of accomplishment considering I had to look up a word in the dictionary almost every sentence. The characters and dialogue are some of the best I've encountered in literature. The last half of the book really starts to get interesting, making it hard to put down. I recommend ready the original ending, which I found to be more fitting and satisfactory.
A slow read for the Old English is hard to keep up with but a profound story with unexpected twists. Beautifully written & relevant in its life lessons and characters.
The best series of public domain books ever.
Very beautifully produced!