I recently watched the BBC’s newest version of Great Expectations. Whilst I struggled to appreciate the book fully years ago at school, I always loved the descriptions of the tragic Miss Havisham, and Pip’s unrequited love for the cruel Estella….
“I saw that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost its lustre, and was faded and yellow. I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose, had shrunk to skin and bone.”
Chapter 7, Great Expectations
Images from the BBC Version, the 1946 version and the up and coming adaptation by Mike Newell.
Expect some drawings soon!