This is not the full book! It is only a hundred pages or so. The actual book is almost a 1000 pages! I would never have bought this one if it said in the description that it is an abbreviated version!!! Very disappointed.
I loved the book and would have given it five stars except that I bought the Kindle (Vintage) version which contains several distracting idiosyncrasies; chiefly, interspersed throughout the book are spaces, the letters BH as well as letters such as Aa, Bb etcetera. As I kept seeing these, it occurred to me that BH are a clerical staff's initials, the other letters having served as markers for BH, all of which would normally be deleted before publication but were not in the instant case. As well, the capital letter C in the novel is sometimes misprinted as a capital letter G, so one of the main characters Miss Ada Clare is sometimes Miss Glare.
I loved this book. I have read a few by Charles Dickens and this together with David Copperfield is my favorite. The book is quite long but I like that because you really get to know the characters and once you get into it is hard to put down. This book definitely made me want to read more of Dickens.