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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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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