This is the story of an English orphan named Pip who rises to wealth, deserts his true friends, and becomes humbled by his own arrogance. It also introduces one of the more colorful characters in literature: Miss Havisham. Dickens set Great Expectations during the time that England was becoming a wealthy world power. Machines were making factories more productive, yet people lived in awful conditions.
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Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
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Date of Birth:February 7, 1812
Date of Death:June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Manga version of the Charles Dickens classic I have been critical of these Manga versions of the classics in the past but this one is a massive improvement on some of the previous ones. It reproduces faithfully the plot and is a worthy introduction to the story: Pip, a young orphan, helps an escaped convict on the marshes and is also invited to Miss Haversham’s house to play with her adopted daughter, Estella. As he grows up, he is helped financially by an unknown benefactor and meets many people in London who help him. He eventually finds out the truth about his benefactor. As usual, it is beautifully illustrated (in the digital edition that I have, it is all in black and white).