Pip is a humble orphan who suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. But it is of mysterious origins, for Pip has an anonymous well-wisher. Just who, and why the mystery and why Pip mustn't inquire, are the theme of this book.
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.