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Posted by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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Miss Havisham is a significant character in the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations (1861). She is a wealthy spinster who lives in her ruined mansion with her adopted daughter, Estella. Dickens describes her as looking like "the witch of the place."

Although she has often been portrayed in film versions as very elderly, Dickens's own notes indicate that she is only in her mid-fifties. However, it is also indicated that her long life away from the sunlight has in itself aged her, and she is said to look like a cross between a waxwork and a skeleton, with moving eyes.

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Have you "met" her in your literary travels? 

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Rust.n.Gears
by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I am not a Dickens fan so no I don't know her. 

mackiebugsmom
by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM
No but I will read that book soon.
MamaMandee
by Mandee on Oct. 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM
I cant remember if I did in high school.
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Gabbysmom615
by Kira on Oct. 10, 2013 at 8:34 PM

 hmm ok

PoehlerBear1983
by Platinum Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Nope
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momofsixangels
by Colleen on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Never heard of her

heydooney
by Danielle :) on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM
No
SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:35 PM
Yes, in high school. Great Expectations was not my favorite Dickens.
Charizma77
by Carissa on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Not really

quickbooksworm
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Yes and now I want to watch the adaptation with Gweneth Paltrow :)

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