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David Copperfield

David Copperfield
 

Born to a mother already six months widowed, the young David Copperfield suffers at the hands of a tyrannical stepfather and at the hard graft of the factory floor. But his boyhood wanderings take him from Suffolk and London to Dover and beyond - and through the lives of a host o... read full description below.

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Published 16 July 2012 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9780141199160
ISBN-10 0141199164
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 16 July 2012
International Publication Date 31 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 1008
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 42mm
Weight 683g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Boys, Bildungsromans, Young men, Orphans, Great Britain - Social life and customs
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

'Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show'. Born to a mother already six months widowed, the young David Copperfield suffers at the hands of a tyrannical stepfather and at the hard graft of the factory floor. But his boyhood wanderings take him from Suffolk and London to Dover and beyond - and through the lives of a host of colourful characters - on his path to adulthood, and the discovery of his own vocation. Dickens' great Bildungsroman (based, in part, on his own life story, and which he held in his 'heart of hearts' as a 'favourite child'), David Copperfield is an epic, exuberant novel, filled with life, both tragic and comic.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-70) had his first, astounding success with his first novel The Pickwick Papers and never looked back. In an extraordinarily full life he wrote, campaigned and spoke on a huge range of issues, and was involved in many of the key aspects of Victorian life, by turns cajoling, moving and irritating. He completed fourteen full-length novels and volume after volume of journalism. Of all his many works, he called David Copperfield his 'favourite child'.The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood are also published in the Penguin English Library.

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