Titles in Barron's Graphic Classics series present faithful graphic novel adaptations of memorable works of literature. Graphic Classics introduce elementary and secondary school students to many great books, and encourage boys and girls to discover the joy of reading the masterworks in their original form. Graphic Classics titles tell absorbing stories with high-quality color illustrations, brief narrative sections, and dialogue balloons that capture the spirit of the originals. Each title includes background material to help young readers understand when and why the literary work was originally written. At the start of a novel by Charles Dickens, set in nineteenth-century England, Pip, a seven-year-old boy, encounters an escaped convict hiding in a graveyard. As young Pip grows to manhood, his life story takes many surprising twists and turns. This edition is hardcover. The book is also available in a paperback edition.