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David Copperfield
  

David Copperfield (Library Binding)

By Dickens, Charles

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Like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child, confessed Charles Dickens in the preface of this novel, and his name is David Copperfield. Millions of readers have taken young David into their hearts as well, weeping over his misfortunes and exulting in hi...s triumphs. Dickens' seventh novel, David Copperfield, appeared in 1850, by which time he was a British national institution. Based on the author's own tumultuous journey from boy to man, this epic traces David's progress from his mother's sheltering arms to the miseries of boarding-school and sweatshop, and the rewards of friendship, romance, and self-discovery in his vocation as a writer.In addition to its compelling narrative, the great appeal of David Copperfield lies in its memorable cast of characters. From Mr. Murdstone, the brutal stepfather, to the scheming clerk Uriah Heep, the novel is peopled by vividly observed characters. Nursemaid Peggoty, bursting with vitality, leaves a trail of flying buttons in her wake. Grandiloquent Mr. Micawber is ever-confident that something will turn up to save his large brood from penury. Kind by wildly eccentric, Aunt Betsey Trotwood accepts counsel from the wise fool, Mr. Dick, and provides a heated reception for trespassing donkeys. Dickens' genius was comic, and David Copperfield reflects his view of existence as a mixture of laughter and tears -- with laughter uppermost.
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ISBN 9781680653960
Released NZ 14 Jan 2005
Publisher Perfection Learning
Format Library Binding
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ISBN-13 9781680653960
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Publisher Perfection Learning
Imprint Perfection Learning
Released 14 Jan 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Dover Giant Thrift Editions
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 719
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 51mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 612g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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