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David Copperfield
 

David Copperfield (Paperback)

By Dickens, Charles
Volume editor Blount, Trevor
Illustrated by Browne, Hablot K.

In this novel, Dickens describes one boy growing up in a world which is by turns magical, fearful and grimly realistic. In a book which is part autobiographical, the novelist transmutes his life-experience into a series of comic and sentimental adventures.

ISBN 9780140096668
Published 28 August 1986 by Penguin
Format Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9780140096668
ISBN-10 0140096663
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 28 August 1986
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Volume editor Blount, Trevor
Illustrated by Browne, Hablot K.
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 960
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 181mm
Weight 451g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In this novel, Dickens describes one boy growing up in a world which is by turns magical, fearful and grimly realistic. In a book which is part autobiographical, the novelist transmutes his life-experience into a series of comic and sentimental adventures.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). The fragile pen-and-ink drawings have been flooded with watercolor and given a smudged, atmospheric look. Marks (The Fisherman and His Wife, 1991, etc.) zeroes in on the basic dramatic premise of each scene - wet and dark exteriors, warm and dry interiors, characters engaged in lively conversation or sending each other meaningful looks. Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout - they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Kirkus Reviews)

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