Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 1861-07-30
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
From 4,253 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.


  • 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.
  • Absolutely Beautiful

    By McRockboi
    This book was extremely thought provoking and overall just wonderful. Charles Dickens comes through again. Some say this is a sad book but I strongly disagree. There are two endings and I do recommend checking them both out. They are equally interesting and satisfying in my opinion bc it didn’t change or affect the main lesson of the story itself. The book is about sacrifice and priorities and family, the journey through those things and the lessons learned from them.
  • Seen movie now reading the actual book.

    By Celebration18!
    First time reading and what journey 💜. I’ve seen the movie starring Ethan Hawk and I loved it. I didn’t know a book pre existed the movie! I was watching Power Book 1 and they’ve mentioned this book as an assignment to a class. So I was intrigued and took a ride and wow it was an incredible ride.
  • Great Expectations

    By Reader Lukas
    Quite exemplary work of Charles dickens, a recommended read for any Who look for a book filled with plot twists and detailed storytelling.
  • Free or Not

    By headboy20
    Is it free though?
  • A nice novel

    By Mhamsad
    This novel is really good and has a deep meaning.
  • Love

    By MilaRMN711
    One of my favorite classics