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David Copperfield

David Copperfield
  

Recounts author's experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. This book draws openly and revealingly on author's own life.

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ISBN 9780141394640
Barcode 9780141394640
Published 25 June 2014 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780141394640
ISBN-10 0141394641
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 25 June 2014
International Publication Date 1 May 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 1024
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 46mm
Weight 894g
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 875768

Description of this Book

Dickens' great coming-of-age novel, now in a beautiful clothbound Penguin edition. This is the novel Dickens regarded as his 'favourite child' and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experiences 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 a mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt. Dickens' great Bildungsroman (based, in part, on his own boyhood) is a work filled with life, both comic and tragic. 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'. Jeremy Tambling is Professor of Literature at the University of Manchester.

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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'. Jeremy Tambling is Professor of Literature at the University of Manchester.

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