Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 1861-07-30
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
From 4,376 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.
Charles Dickens’ classic explores potent themes like good versus evil, crime, repentance, love and betrayal. At the center of the story is Pip, an impoverished orphan who dreams of a better life. When a mysterious benefactor gifts Pip a substantial fortune, he’s rescued from a life of deprivation and abuse-and introduced to a memorable host of characters: the bizarre Miss Havisham, a wealthy heiress who was spurned at the altar; her cold, austere ward Estella, who eventually breaks Pip’s heart; and an escaped convict who teaches Pip that people aren’t always what they seem.

Dickens’ novel-which was originally serialized in a weekly newspaper-contains major plot twists at every turn, which accounts for its enduring popularity. It’s a gripping read and a thrilling portrait of Victorian England.


  • Great Expectations

    By sometimers3
    I haven’t read many of Dickens books and I think I’ve been missing a lot. As I read the book I felt it had really no former plan for the story and he just ingeniously wrote as his thoughts led him. He was an amazing author as we all know. I will read more of his books. This book was the clincher.
  • Must read

    By Dalton Taylor
    One of my favorite books of all time! Even in the past, existed real life issues. Everything comes full circle with time. This story is a masterpiece!
  • Me know if open it tomorrow and I’ll send it to my office

    By lvudo
    We will have a good time tomorrow and see you tomorrow sometime in
  • Darker than Drood

    By W. Grey Champion
    Told in the first person, this suspenseful, amazing tale evinces the terrible ways that adults abuse, manipulate, and distort the lives of innocent children in their power. Led astray into the clutches of a spectral old hag, poor Pip sees his “great expectations” evaporate - and ends a bachelor! Dickens is the best- addictive!
  • Something for Everyone

    By Dr MKT
    A great story with elements to satisfy every reader-adventure, mystery, sadness, joy and surprises. Dickens weaves all these into a journey with a timeless universal truth.
  • Burrr

    By yas9473
    Too boring with a spice of I-do-not-see-women and women are merely objects . I liked the Shakespearean era tho
  • Yk it wasn’t bad

    By anti_m*hoyo
    if i read this w/o summaries and my teacher’s plot explanations id give this a solid 1 star but it kind of gets better at the end. like it’s easier to understand and more interesting, at least for me. characters are a 10/10 frl
  • Great Expectations

    By Sharonsherrill
    This is a fabulous story, full of real life lessons and guidance to navigate hardships and disappointments in life without succumbing to them. The main people in this story were molded by all of these things in their lives and ended up with great characters. People today could learn a lot from this story. I highly recommend it - especially to younger adults.
  • Great Expectations

    By seeebsseebbb
    For those who enjoy classical literature with the utmost twists and turns. A truly wonderful book.
  • Great classic!

    By eilene76
    Although the writing was difficult to read, at times because of the time period the book was written, Dickens storytelling and description of Pip made me excited to continue reading the entire novel.