Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth vel and his second vel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The story traces the growth of Philip Pirrip, called Pip, from a boy of shallow dreams to a man of depth and character. Great Expectations has been filmed many times and is regarded by many as Dickens' greatest achievement.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 - 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.