Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel. It is Dickens’s second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens’ weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes.
Great Expectations, which is popular both with readers and literary critics, has been translated into many languages and adapted numerous times into various media.