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David Copperfield

David Copperfield

This novel contains many autobiographical passages, as Dickens portrays the young David Copperfield who, after the death of his mother, watches himself in the mirror to examine the sorrow on his face. There are many memorable characters including Uriah Heep and the irresponsible ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780749307622
Published 21 March 1991 by Cornerstone
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Adapted by Ackroyd, Peter
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ISBN-13 9780749307622
ISBN-10 0749307625
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Mandarin
Publication Date 21 March 1991
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Adapted by Ackroyd, Peter
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 960
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 179mm
Spine: 56mm
Weight 460g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

La vie de David Copperfield est sans histoire jusqu'au jour ou sa mere se remarie. Maltraite par son beau-pere, envoye en pension, David commence une lente descente aux enfers. Travaillant a Londres pour survivre, il n'a plus qu'une idee en tete: s'enfuir et retrouver le bonheur perdu... Mais il ne peux compter que sur lui et la providence pour s'en sortir..

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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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