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David Copperfield
  

David Copperfield (Audio cassette / Audio, Media tie-in)

By Dickens, Charles
Read by Parker, Nathaniel

An autobiography of Dickens which recounts his experience from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. It openly and revealingly on his own life. It features characters such as Rosa Dartle, Dora, Steerforth, and the 'umble Uriah Heep, along with Mr Mi... read full description below.

ISBN 9780140861853
Published 29 February 1996 by Penguin
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Media tie-in
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ISBN-13 9780140861853
ISBN-10 0140861858
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Audiobooks
Publication Date 29 February 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Media tie-in
Edition Media tie-in
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Read by Parker, Nathaniel
Series Penguin Classics
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 4
Dimensions Width: 108mm
Height: 141mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 224g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Talking books, All 19th century fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This is the novel Dickens regarded as his 'favourite child' and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experience from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist, Dickens draws openly and revealingly on his own life. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters are Rosa Dartle, Dora, Steerforth, and the 'umble Uriah Heep, along with Mr Micawber, a portrait of Dickens' own father which evokes the mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt.

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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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