A Novel

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HAVISHAM IS THE ASTONISHING PRELUDE TO CHARLES DICKENS'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Before she became the immortal and haunting Miss Havisham of Great Expectations, she was Catherine, a young woman with all of her dreams ahead of her. Spry, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer. But she is never far from the smell of hops and the arresting letters on the brewhouse wall'HAVISHAM'a reminder of all she owes to the family name and the family business. Sent by her father to stay with the Chadwycks, Catherine discovers elegant pastimes to remove the taint of her family's new money. But for all her growing sophistication, Catherine is anything but worldly, and when a charismatic stranger pays her attention, everything'her heart, her future, the very Havisham name'is vulnerable. In Havisham, Ronald Frame unfurls the psychological trauma that made young Catherine into Miss Havisham and cursed her to a life alone, roaming the halls of the mansion in the tatters of the dress she wore for the wedding she was never to have. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781250037299
Branch Call Number: PR6056.R262 F736 2014x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file


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Aug 11, 2016

7 out of 10. Interesting read. Always kinda fun to see the back story of well known characters

Sep 07, 2015

This was an easy read. It had short chapters and wide spaces between the lines I didn't think it was that good. I would rate it PG-13 for brief sex.


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