Scary sight: Helena Bonham Carter appears haggard as Miss Havisham in Mike Newell's adaptation of the Charles Dickens story

Scary sight: Helena Bonham Carter appears haggard as Miss Havisham in Mike Newell's adaptation of the Charles Dickens story

Dickens working at his desk in 1858, two years before "Great Expectations" was published in "All The Year Round"

Dickens working at his desk in 1858, two years before "Great Expectations" was published in "All The Year Round"

The Connell Guide to Great Expectations, by John Sutherland & Jolyon Connell

The Connell Guide to Great Expectations, by John Sutherland & Jolyon Connell

The title page of Vol. 1 of the first edition of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1861)

The title page of Vol. 1 of the first edition of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1861)

The front page of Dickens' weekly magazine "All The Year Round" in which Great Expectations was first published as episodes. Other novels had been published in monthly episodes.

The front page of Dickens' weekly magazine "All The Year Round" in which Great Expectations was first published as episodes. Other novels had been published in monthly episodes.

Gareth Glen - Bentley Drummle / Grace Rowe - Estella / Taylor Jay-Davies - Young Pip

Gareth Glen - Bentley Drummle / Grace Rowe - Estella / Taylor Jay-Davies - Young Pip

Eric Scotolati (left) portrays Pip and Paul Kuhn (right) portrays Magwich in Curio Theatre Company’s production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS. (Photo credit: Kyle Cassidy)

Eric Scotolati (left) portrays Pip and Paul Kuhn (right) portrays Magwich in Curio Theatre Company’s production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS. (Photo credit: Kyle Cassidy)

Greek Illustrated Classics cover showing post-inheritance Pip with Miss Havisham

Greek Illustrated Classics cover showing post-inheritance Pip with Miss Havisham

"It's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!" -- illustration by John McLenan for American serial edition in Harper's Weekly Magasine

"It's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!" -- illustration by John McLenan for American serial edition in Harper's Weekly Magasine

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