Great Expectations is a Bildungsroman (a novel tracing the life of the protagonist) by Charles Dickens and first serialized in All the Year Round from December 1860 to August 1861. The action of the story takes place from Christmas Eve, 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old, to the winter of 1840.Meckier, Jerome Dating the Action in Great Expectations: A New Chronology.
Great Expectations, based on the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, is about an orphan whose dreams of social advancement are suddenly fulfilled by a mysterious benefactor. One of Dickens' most popular works, it has been filmed many times.
Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean and based on the novel by Charles Dickens. It stars John Mills as Pip, Valerie Hobson as Estella, Finlay Currie as Abel Magwitch, Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham, Alec Guinness as Herbert Pocket, Francis L. Sullivan as Jaggers, Bernard Miles as Joe Gargery and Anthony Wager and Jean Simmons as the young Pip and Estella respectively.