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David Copperfield

David Copperfield
  

When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which will lead him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak and friendship and betrayal.

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ISBN 9780099511465
Barcode 9780099511465
Published 1 July 2008 by Vintage
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9780099511465
ISBN-10 0099511460
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 1 July 2008
International Publication Date 1 May 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Vintage Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 976
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 42mm
Weight 660g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Orphans - Fiction, England - Fiction - Social life and customs, England - Social life and customs
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 85379

Description of this Book

When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which will lead him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak and friendship and betrayal. Over the course of his adventures, David meets an array of eccentric characters and learns hard lessons about the world before he finally discovers true happiness.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The greatest achievement of the greatest of all novelists -- Leo Tolstoy David Copperfield is Dickens's Hamlet... I can't remember being so moved by one of his novels... What puts David Copperfield right up there with Bleak House and Great Expectations, however, is its sweet nature, and its surprising modernity... Completing David Copperfield has left me feeling bereft -- Nick Hornby I couldn't put it down -- Barbara Taylor Bradford There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination...you can never quite forget them -- W. Somerset Maugham Dickens is huge - like the sky. Pick any page of Dickens and it's immediately recognizable as him, yet he might be doing social satire, or farce, or horror, or a psychological study of a murderer - or any combination of these -- Susannah Clarke

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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