Miss Havisham

A character in the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, Miss Havisham is wealthy spinster, once jilted at the altar, who adopts a daughter Estella.

The dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose had shrunk to skin and bone.

Charles Dickens Great Expectations Quotations (Chapter 8). The dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose had shrunk to skin and bone.