"Great Expectations" is the story of the growth of "Pip" - Philip Pirirp - from a social parasite and snob to man of character and independent thought.
Pip indulges hinmself in three "great expectations". But each in its turn crashes before him and he is forced into hard work. Through this hard work he becomes respectable and finally marries his lifetime love.
This work was first published in 1861.
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.