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David Copperfield

David Copperfield (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Burgis, Nina

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One of Dickens's best-loved and most personal novels, David Copperfield is the embodiment of Dickens's own boyhood experience recalling his employment as a child in a London warehouse. This edition, which has the accurate Clarendon text, includes Dickens's trial titles and workin... read full description below.

ISBN 9780199536290
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Published 8 August 2008 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780199536290
ISBN-10 0199536295
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 8 August 2008
International Publication Date 1 July 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Edited by Burgis, Nina
Series Oxford World's Classics
Category Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 944
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 42mm
Weight 634g
Interest Age 17+ years
Reading Age 17+ years
Library of Congress England, Boys, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Young men
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

'I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is DAVID COPPERFIELD,' wrote Dickens of what is the most personal, certainly one of the most popular, of all his novels. Dickens wrote the book after the completion of a fragment of autobiography recalling his employment as a child in a London warehouse, and in the first-person narrative, a new departure for him, realized marvellously the workings of memory. The embodiment of his boyhood experience in the novel involved a 'complicated interweaving of truth and fiction', at its most subtle in the portrait of his father as Mr Micawber, one of Dickens's greatest comic creations. Enjoying a humour that never becomes caricature, the reader shares David's affection for the eccentric Betsey Trotwood and her protege Mr Dick, and smiles with the narrator at the trials he endures in his love for the delightfully silly Dora. Settings, (East Anglia, the London of the 1820s), people, and events are unified by their relationship to the story of Steerforth's treachery, which reaches its powerful climax in the storm scene.This edition, which has the accurate Clarendon text, includes Dickens's trial titles and working notes, and eight of the original illustrations by 'Phiz'.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Introduction and notes by Andrew Sanders facilitated a proper understanding of period details and plot structure. I will continue to use this edition in future classes on Dickens's novels. Helge Nowak, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtitaet
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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