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Havisham: A Novel Inspired Dickens’s Great Expectations by Ronald Frame

Havisham: A Novel Inspired

Dickens’s Great Expectations by Ronald Frame

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ISBN : 9781250056108
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368 pages
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HAVISHAM IS THE ASTONISHING PRELUDE TO CHARLES DICKENSS 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 isMoreHAVISHAM IS THE ASTONISHING PRELUDE TO CHARLES DICKENSS 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 familys new money and better blend into the upper echelons of Victorian England. 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