Description : ‘And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me.’ Young, orphaned Philip Pirrip – known lovingly as Pip – lives with his borderline abusive elder sister, who also doubles as a flawed mother figure. Narrated in the first person by Pip, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is a story of ambition and opportunities. Despite being relegated by birth to lowly circumstances, Pip dreams big. One day, luck seems to turn in his favour, and Pip’s prospects start to look up. But the young boy has many hard lessons to learn as he grows up, and ambition, it would seem, could come at the cost of things much more precious in life.