Running Time 1hr 12mins
A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious
benefactor – these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip’s life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens’s haunting late novel depicts Pip’s education and
development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his ‘great expectations’.
Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of the most recognized celebrities of English literature.
His many books include Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.