"Great Expectations" is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and one of his last completed novels. It depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in a periodical between 1860 and 1861, and shortly thereafter was published as a novel. The novel is set in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century and contains some of Dickens's most memorable scenes.