David Copperfield Pdf Summary Reviews By Charles Dickens

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David Copperfield is the story of a young man’s adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant, but ultimately unworthy school-friend James Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble, yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora Spenlow; and the magnificently impecunious Wilkins Micawber, one of literature’s great comic creations. In David Copperfield – the novel he described as his ‘favourite child’ – Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of the most exuberant and enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy and comedy in equal measure. This edition uses the text of the first volume publication of 1850, and includes updated suggestions for further reading, original illustrations by ‘Phiz’, a revised chronology and expanded notes. In his new introduction, Jeremy Tambling discusses the novel’s autobiographical elements, and its central themes of memory and identity.

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About Charles Dickens Author of David Copperfield Pdf Book

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The author of David Copperfield pdf Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth where his father was a clerk in the navy pay office. The family moved to London in 1823, but their fortunes were severely impaired. Dickens was sent to work in a blacking-warehouse when his father was imprisoned for debt. Both experiences deeply affected the future novelist. In 1833 he began contributing stories to newspapers and magazines, and in 1836 started the serial publication of Pickwick Papers. Thereafter, Dickens published his major novels over the course of the next twenty years, from Nicholas Nickleby to Little Dorrit. He also edited the journals Household Words and All the Year Round. Dickens died in June 1870.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Classics; Revised ed. edition (December 28, 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1024 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0140439447
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0140439441
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 290L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.53 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5 x 0.18 x 7.8 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #31,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #244 in Teen & Young Adult Classic Literature
  • #269 in Classic American Literature
  • #1,160 in Coming of Age Fiction (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars    591 ratings

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