An unknown benefactor provides Philip Pirrip with the chance to escape his poor upbringing. Aspiring to be a gentleman, and encouraged by his expectations of wealth, he abandons his friends and moves to London. His expectations prove to be unfounded however, and he must return ho... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Man-woman relationships - Fiction., Ex-convicts - Fiction., Benefactors - Fiction.
||General & Literary Fiction
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When a mysterious benefactor enables the orphan boy, Pip, to rise in Victorian society, Pip is educated as a gentleman and snobbishly neglects his childhood friends.
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Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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