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David Copperfield

David Copperfield
 

Part of the Everyman series, which includes a themed introduction, a chronology of the life and times of the author, notes and a selection of criticism. David Copperfield's happy childhood is abruptly ended when his mother remarries and his life is transfomed.

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ISBN 9780460872362
Barcode 9780460872362
Published 1 June 1993 by Orion Publishing
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Volume editor Andrews, Malcolm
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ISBN-13 9780460872362
ISBN-10 0460872362
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group
Publication Date 1 June 1993
International Publication Date 29 April 1993
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Volume editor Andrews, Malcolm
Series Everyman Dickens
Category Award Winning
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 896
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 53mm
Weight 610g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
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Description of this Book

Part of the Everyman series, which includes a themed introduction, a chronology of the life and times of the author, notes and a selection of criticism. David Copperfield's happy childhood is abruptly ended when his mother remarries and his life is transfomed.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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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Author's Bio

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. In 1824, his father was imprisoned for debt, so Charles was sent to work in a shoe-dye factory. He later became a clerk in a law firm, a shorthand reporter in the courts, and a parliamentary and newspaper reporter. In 1833, Dickens began to contribute short stories and essays to periodicals, heralding the start of a glittering and prolific literary career. He married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, with whom he had nine surviving children before they separated in 1858. Dickens died suddenly at home on June 9, 1870, leaving behind an internationally acclaimed canon of work, including Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickleby (1838), David Copperfield (1849-50), Bleak House (1852-53), Little Dorrit (1855-57), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-61) and Our Mutual Friend (1864-65). He was buried in Westminster Abbey. Michael Slater is Professor of Victorian Literature at Birkbeck College in the University of London. He was editor of The Dickensian (1968-77) and President of the International Dickens Fellowship (1988-90). He has published many books and articles on Dickens.

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