by Carol Ann Duffy
…for free, online at Project Gutenberg. We highly recommend it.
Read what the Academy of American Poets has to say about Britain's groundbreaking Poet Laureate.
Try these, recommended by Duffy herself. (No corpse honeymoons here, we promise)
Ever wondered what it would be like to be the first female Poet Laureate? Here's your chance to find out.
He's no Shmoop, but he's got some interesting things to say about "Havisham."
Some students in England do a montaged reading of "Havisham." It's a little silly, but kind of gets across the choppy feel, don't you think?
This reading is a bit more traditional. What do you think?
Thinking deep thoughts, as usual.
Here she is, as imagined by Harry Furniss, who illustrated the complete works of Dickens. Don't you kind of wish novels were still illustrated?
And here she is again, this time as imagined by the creators of South Park!
Can you imagine reading a novel on newspaper? Ah, the ink stains!
Check out the novel in its original form. Pretty neat stuff.
Check out the poem in its original context – a collection called Mean Time.
Return to the source for more Miss Havisham. You know you want to.
Movies & TV
This adaptation is not exactly faithful to the book. In fact, it takes place in New York, in modern times.
A trailer for the 1946 film starring Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham. If you're looking for a more faithful adaptation, this is your movie.
Produced by the BBC, this (long) movie was so good, it was nominated for an Emmy.
Check out this long-forgotten version of the book, produced by Disney.