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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 9781590201367
Barcode 9781590201367
Published 26 November 2008 by Harry N. Abrams
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9781590201367
ISBN-10 1590201361
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
Imprint Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date 26 November 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Nonesuch Dickens
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 871
Dimensions Width: 184mm
Height: 260mm
Spine: 64mm
Weight 1,792g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England, Boys, Bildungsromans, Young men, Orphans
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 112071

Description of this Book

When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which will lead him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal. Over the course of his adventures, David meets an array of eccentric characters and learns hard lessons about the world before he finally discovers true happiness. This edition follows the text of the first book publication in 1850, and features the original illustrations by Phiz.

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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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