A graphic deluxe edition to mark the 150th anniversary of Dickens's most well-loved novel. A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor-these form a series of events that change the orphan Pip's life forever, as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his great expectations. Published nine years before Dickens's death, it remains one of his most celebrated works.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), one of the most important contributors to the canon of English literature, wrote such classics as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and David Copperfield. Francine Prose is the author of more than twenty books, including the novel Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction bestseller Reading Like a Writer. A former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is currently a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard College. Richard Sala is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist, creator of the critically acclaimed Evil Eye series, Invisible Hands, and The Chuckling Whatsit. He lives in Berkeley, California.