Student or Learner
The "estate" in the following is confusing in the context. I know its usual meaning, but it sounds strange there. Does it mean "descendants" or "posterity" there?
Most authors are ignored and forgotten within five years after their death. But sixty-three years after Dickens' death, publishers paid his estate more than a fifth of a million dollars for the story of our Lord---a little book that Dickens had written for his own children.
It means the beneficiaries of his will. Some of them will be his descendants or their children.
Definitely not 'posterity'.