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David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Among the most-read novels of all time, this classic tale showcases memorable characters, skillful plotting, and Dickens's passionate concern with social issues making this book one of his finest achievements. Revised reissue.

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ISBN 9780451530042
Barcode 9780451530042
Published 3 July 2006 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Signet classics
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780451530042
ISBN-10 0451530047
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Signet Classics
Publication Date 3 July 2006
International Publication Date 7 February 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Signet classics
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 880
Dimensions Width: 105mm
Height: 172mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 367g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress England, Boys, Bildungsromans, Young men, Orphans
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The quintessential novel from England's most beloved novelist, David Copperfield is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful author.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The most perfect of all the Dickens novels. --Virginia Woolf

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation, but also the horror of the infamous debtors' prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and slave factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years' formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney's clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

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