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GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Charles Dickens. In what may be Dickens’s best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman—and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of “great expectations.” In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Inheritance and succession Fiction, Working class Fiction, Benefactors Fiction, Ex-convicts Fiction, Young men Fiction, England Fiction