Havisham

Havisham

A Novel

Book - 2012 | Export edition.
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There was a delicate tracery of gold foil on the back of the dress. How strange that such a consummately made garment should be worn for this one day only. But, as every girl growing up understood, her wedding day was the most significant she would know: a woman's crowning glory.

Catherine Havisham was born into privilege. Handsome, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer, and lives in luxury in Satis House. 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 literature, music and masquerades - elegant pastimes to remove the taint of 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.

It is a masterly tribute to one of Dickens's most celebrated and iconic characters

Publisher: London : Faber and Faber Limited, 2012.
Edition: Export edition.
ISBN: 9780571288298
Branch Call Number: FIC Frame
Characteristics: 361 pages. ; 24 cm

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salgeogal
Aug 11, 2016

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

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heinrij
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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