Scary sight: Helena Bonham Carter appears haggard as Miss Havisham in Mike Newell's adaptation of the Charles Dickens story

Tortured and haggard: Helena Bonham Carter is a convincing Miss Havisham in first look at the new Great Expectations

Scary sight: Helena Bonham Carter appears appears haggard as Miss Havisham in Mike Newell's adaptation of the Charles Dickens story

Theatrical Release Poster for David Lean's 1946 film adaption

British film 'Great Expectations' Directed by David Lean, and starring John Mills as Pip, Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham, Jean Simmons as young Estelle with Valerie Hobson playing the adult Estelle.

Dickens working at his desk in 1858, two years before "Great Expectations" was published in "All The Year Round"

Charles Dickens at work, the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era. He was a vigorous social campaigner, both in his own personal endeavours as well as through the recurrent themes of his literary enterprise.

The Connell Guide to Great Expectations, by John Sutherland & Jolyon Connell

The Connell Guide to Great Expectations, by John Sutherland & Jolyon Connell

Gareth Glen - Bentley Drummle / Grace Rowe - Estella / Taylor Jay-Davies - Young Pip

Gareth Glen - Bentley Drummle / Grace Rowe - Estella / Taylor Jay-Davies - Young Pip

Eric Scotolati (left) portrays Pip and Paul Kuhn (right) portrays Magwich in Curio Theatre Company’s production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS. (Photo credit: Kyle Cassidy)

Eric Scotolati (left) portrays Pip and Paul Kuhn (right) portrays Magwich in Curio Theatre Company’s production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS.

Greek Illustrated Classics cover showing post-inheritance Pip with Miss Havisham

Greek Illustrated Classics cover showing post-inheritance Pip with Miss Havisham

"It's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!" -- illustration by John McLenan for American serial edition in Harper's Weekly Magasine

A bride-cake." -- illustration by John McLenan for American serial edition in Harper's Weekly Magasine

The front page of Dickens' weekly magazine "All The Year Round" in which Great Expectations was first published as episodes. Other novels had been published in monthly episodes.

The front page of Dickens' weekly magazine "All The Year Round" in which Great Expectations was first published as episodes. Other novels had been published in monthly episodes.

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