My father’s family name being Pirrip- and my Christian name Philip- my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So I called myself Pip- and came to be called Pip.' (Excerpt)
An absorbing mystery as well as a morality tale, the story of Pip, a poor village lad, and his expectations of wealth is Dickens at his most deliciously readable. The cast of characters includes kindly Joe Gargery, the loyal convict Abel Magwitch and the haunting Miss Havisham. If you have heartstrings, count on them being tugged.