Miss Havisham is an old woman (in her fifties, really) of good family, living in a giant foreboding mansion named Satis House. She describes herself as '' the ghost of a bride''. Indeed, this eccentric woman is constantly wearing a white wedding dress, with a veil and only one slipper. There is no notion of time in her life: the clocktowers of her household are fixed at twenty minutes to nine, for a reason only she seems to know. If you want to learn more about her background and the reasons behind this behavior, I suggest you give this book a try!
Or you can also watch the different film adaptations, where she is portrayed by brilliant actresses such as Anne Bancroft, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, or Florence Reed !
One of her infamous quotes: '' A broken heart... you think you will die, but you just keep living. Day after day, after terrible day''.
For those of you who are familiar with this character, you know that she spends her time in her secret place which is her dining room, or with her daughter Estella. But some days, instead of thinking of Compeyson, she likes to go to her library and read books of all times and all genres. Those books listed here are the ones she read, and I will review them especially for you.