A summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella, and the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor, change the orphaned Pip's life forever. As he begins his new life as a gentleman, he discovers the true nature of his "great expectations".
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The Little Prince
One of Dickens's most renowned and enjoyable novels, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, an orphan boy who wishes to transcend his humble origins and finds himself unexpectedly given the opportunity to live a life of wealth and respectability. Over the course of the tale, in which Pip encounters such famous characters as Miss Havisham, Herbert Pocket and Joe Gargery, he comes to realise that his money is tainted and the girl he loves will not return his affections; happiness must be found in the things he gave up in pursuit of a more sophisticated life. Illustrated by various artists, with an Afterword by David Pinching.