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David Copperfield

David Copperfield (Hardback, New Edition)

By Dickens, Charles

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In one of his most energetic and enjoyable novels, Charles Dickens tells the life story of David Copperfield, from his birth in Suffolk, through the various struggles of his childhood, to his successful career as a novelist. The early scenes are particularly masterful, depicting ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781509825394
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Published 13 September 2016 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback, New Edition
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ISBN-13 9781509825394
ISBN-10 1509825398
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Collector's Library
Publication Date 13 September 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New Edition
Edition New Edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Macmillan Collector's Library (part: 50)
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 1264
Dimensions Width: 105mm
Height: 158mm
Spine: 55mm
Weight 589g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 982619

Description of this Book

In one of his most energetic and enjoyable novels, Dickens tells the life story of David Copperfield, from his birth in Suffolk, through the various struggles of his childhood, to his successful career as a novelist. The early scenes are particularly masterful, depicting the world as seen from the perspective of a fatherless small boy, whose idyllic life with his mother is ruined when his mother marries again, this time to a domineering and cruel man. Partly modelled on Dickens's own experiences, one of the great joys of the book lies in its outlandish cast of characters, which includes the glamorous Steerforth, the cheerful, verbose Mr Micawber, the villainous Uriah Heep, and David's eccentric aunt, Betsey Trotwood. Dickens described it as his 'favourite child' among his novels and it is easy to see why. Illustrated by H K Browne 'Phiz', with an afterword by Sam Gilpin.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The most perfect of all the Dickens novels. --Virginia Woolf
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth, where his father worked as a clerk. Living in London in 1824, Dickens was sent by his family to work in a blacking-warehouse, and his father was arrested and imprisoned for debt. Fortunes improved and Dickens returned to school, eventually becoming a parliamentary reporter. His first piece of fiction was published by a magazine in December 1832, and by 1836 he had begun his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. He focused his career on writing, completing fourteen highly successful novels including Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and Bleak House, as well as penning journalism, shorter fiction and travel books. He died in 1870.

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