Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 1861-07-30
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
From 3,863 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.


  • 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
  • Great Expectations

    By Ortegabjt
    I can’t remember if I read this book in school, but this time I really enjoyed it. There is a lot of humor in Great Expectations. Plus, Charles Dickens is a master of lyrical prose and some passages passages have descriptions that can make the reader stop and take a breath and read the passage over again.
  • Surreal

    By Perfectenough
    It’s like reading a dream. Wow
  • Great

    By ForesterGS
    Great classics! Very much enjoyed!
  • A Master Piece indeed.

    By Restee.
    A Literary Classic.A Great Read For Young or Elderly.
  • Great expectations

    By injuctice1111
    Long book