One of the most important novels of its time about love, family, rejection and social order in Dickens' native England of 19th century. We follow life of 13 years old orphan boy Pip who falls in love with Estella, adopted daughter of Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster, who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House. This edition features both Dickens' original ending and a more widely publicised ending of the story, which Dickens rewrote himself in response to Wilkie Collins' comment that the original ending was too sad.
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.