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Summary

Great Expectations is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic tale. An escaped convict threatens to eat young Pip's heart for breakfast. The ghostly Miss Havisham invites Pip to her eerie home. A mysterious benefactor suddenly makes him wealthy. Pip's life will never be the same again. Pride, humility, love; loyalty and shame compete for Pip's emotions. Will his quest to become a gentleman enable him to melt the heart of the beautiful Estella, or will it destroy his happiness? Pip's tale is full of mystery and surprises. What is the nature of Miss Havisham's interest in him? Why does Estella want to break his heart? Why does the convict return? More importantly, who has given Pip his great expectations?

©2007 Gill Tavner (P)2007 Gill Tavner

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"Miniature masterpieces." (BBC Radio 4 Open Book.)

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