A Reader posted a review at 2008-12-11 07:06:05.
The power of money and wealth and what these do to human beings is what Dickens quarrels against in this masterpiece. Pip struggles with his fortune only to be changed completely from Joe with his human rustic type of life. Mingled with this plot is Ms. Havisham's revenge against all men because of what they have made her go through. Estella is supposed to do that for her. In the long run, all the characters realise how much they have failed.
Dickens weaves a plot worth any reading experience, themes close to our times and characters funny, humourous yet with a terrible tragic flaw about all of them. Only Joe and Biddy survive this craze about being a man or woman of fortune. They remain pure, humble and strongly appealing characters.