Great Expectations (1999) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Great Expectations

Julian Jarrold, 1999

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Great Expectations
Charles Dickens, 1861

Great Expectations is a movie directed by Julian Jarrold in 1999 and based on the book of the same name by Charles Dickens, first published in 1861. The movie features Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling, Laura Aikman, Nicholas Blane, Selina Cadell, and others.

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RATING

7.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: Great Expectations (Julian Jarrold, 1999)

7.5

/ 10

Book Cover: Great Expectations (Charles Dickens, 1861)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Great Expectations, the 1861 book by Charles Dickens.

Great Expectations

Read by: Philippe Duquenoy

Storyline

A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, Pip believes in a grand plan at the end of which he will be married to Estella.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Great Expectations, the 1999 movie by Julian Jarrold

Year

1999

Minutes

168

Movie Rate

7.20

Source: IMDb

Cover of Great Expectations, the 1861 book by Charles Dickens

Year

1861

Pages

505

Book Rate

7.56

S: Goodreads

Book

Great Expectations

Country: UK

First published in: 1861

Length: 505 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Great Expectations (1981)
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Great Expectations (1989)
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Great Expectations (1998)
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Great Expectations (2011-2012)
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Great Expectations (2012)
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Great Expectations (2023-)
TV Mini-Series by Steven Knight

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Poster of Great Expectations, the 1999 movie by Julian Jarrold

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Great Expectations, the 1861 book by Charles Dickens

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