Pip Pirrip is chosen as a companion to Estelle, the eccentric Miss Havisham’s adopted niece. As a boy, he helps escaped convict Magwitch – and some years later Pip finds himself very suddenly elevated from blacksmith’s apprentice to a young man of means, with a very good education in view and no clue as to who his mysterious benefactor may be.  Filled with wonderful Dickens characters:  Joe Gadgery, the simple blacksmith, the mad Miss Havisham clad in the tatters of her wedding gown amid the ruin of her once-grand house, the sinister Magwitch, the perpetually upbeat Samuel Pockets and Samuel’s equally upbeat Aged Parent. Plain cover edition that contains the two endings that Dickens had determined for Pip.