Following the life of David Copperfield through sufferings and adversity, this book helps reader find many light-hearted moments in the company of a host of English fiction's stars including Mr Micawber, Traddles, Uriah Heep, Creakle, Betsy Trotwood, and the Peggoty family.
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This book includes an introduction and notes by Dr Adrienne Gavin, Canterbury Christ Church University College and Illustrations by Hablot K Browne (Phiz). Dickens wrote of David Copperfield: Of all my books I like this the best . Millions of readers in almost every language on earth have subsequently come to share the author's own enthusiasm for this greatly loved classic, possibly because of its autobiographical form. Following the life of David through many sufferings and great adversity, the reader will also find many light-hearted moments in the company of a host of English fiction's greatest stars including Mr Micawber, Traddles, Uriah Heep, Creakle, Betsy Trotwood, and the Peggoty family.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
||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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