Great Expectations

Novels influenced by Great Expectations

Dickens' novel has influenced a number of writers, Sue Roe's Estella: Her Expectations (1982), for example explores the inner life of an Estella fascinated with a Havisham figure.[85] Miss Havisham is again important in Havisham: A Novel (2013), a book by Ronald Frame, that features an imagining of the life of Miss Catherine Havisham from childhood to adulthood.[86] Rosalind Ashe's Literary Houses, (1982), second chapter is a paraphrasing of Miss Havisham's story with details about the nature and structure of Satis House, and coloured imaginings of the house within.[87] Miss Havisham is also central to Lost in a Good Book (2002), an alternate history, fantasy novel by Jasper Fforde, which features a parody version of Miss Havisham.[88] It won the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association 2004 Dilys Award.[89] Magwitch is the protagonist of Peter Carey's Jack Maggs, which is a re-imagining of Magwitch's return to England, with the addition, among other things, of a fictionalised Dickens character and plot-line.[90] Carey's novel won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1998. Mister Pip (2006) is a novel by Lloyd Jones, a New Zealand author. The winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Lloyd Jones's novel is set in a village on the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville during a brutal civil war there in the 1990s, where the young protagonist's life is impacted in a major way by her reading of Great Expectations.[91]


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