Great Expectations (Paperback)

By Charles Dickens, Monica Kulling (Adapted by)

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780679874669, 112pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 1996



Seven-year-old Pip is an orphan. He lives with his nasty older sister and works as a blacksmith's apprentice. Pip dreams of a better life, but has no idea how to turn his luck around. Then a mysterious stranger decides to make all of Pip's dreams come true. Pip's lonely life is about to change forever. Will his great expectations be realized? Or will he learn that money and power are worthless without love and friendship?

About the Author

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was a leading playwright of the twentieth century. His plays include Man and Superman (1905), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), and Saint Joan (1923).

Praise For Great Expectations

"No story in the first person was ever better told."