“You are in every line I have ever read.”
First published serially in Dickens' weekly periodical All Year Round, Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and is touted as one of his best works.
Dickens' haunting novel depicts the humble orphan, Pip, who is taken to the Satis House by his Uncle Pemblechook. Enamored by the eccentric Miss Havisham and her beautiful cold-hearted ward, Estella, Pip slowly begins to yearn to become a wealthy gentleman in order to be worthy of Estella. In his efforts to be a London gentleman, Pip not only comes in contact with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals.
At its heart, a bildungsroman, Great Expectations is a sweeping tale of love, guilt, redemption, and enigma.
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