With Classic starts, young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favorite. Pip's strange encounter with a convict one Christmas Eve leads him to keep a terrible secret. Little does the young boy know that his life is to be filled with many mysteries: bizarre days playing inside a crumbling estate, an odd relationship with a pretty but proud girl, and an unknown person who grants Pip's secret wish to become a "gentleman". Will Pip ever discover the truth behind the many mysteries in his life? And will he fulfill the great expectations set out for him?