The mysterious tale of an orphan who is made into a gentleman, with one of the best opening scenes you'll ever read!
"You acted noble, my boy. Noble, Pip! And I have never forgot it!'
Little orphan Pip scarcely imagines how a terrfying encounter with a convict on the lonely marshes will later transform his life. Pip is more troubled by his visits to strange old Miss Havisham -- her decaying wedding dress and the house full of memories -- and the beautiful girl Estella who makes him ashamed of his country manners and coarse hands. A blacksmith's apprentice could never hope to win Estella, but then, young Pip's future will not turn out quite as expected.