When Pip meets an escaped convict on the foggy moors one evening, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. Thanks to this unexpected encounter, he has the chance to live a life of wealth and respectability--but discovers that the money that gave him such great expectations for his future is tainted and that his hopes of love may not come true. With a memorable cast, most notably the manipulative Miss Havisham, this is one of Dickens' most renowned and pleasurable novels. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.
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.