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David Copperfield

David Copperfield

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, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781904633839
Barcode 9781904633839
Published 15 September 2004 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback, Main Market Ed.
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Afterword by Gilpin, Sam
Series Collector's Library
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ISBN-13 9781904633839
ISBN-10 1904633838
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Collector's Library
Publication Date 15 September 2004
International Publication Date 1 September 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Afterword by Gilpin, Sam
Series Collector's Library
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 1264
Dimensions Width: 100mm
Height: 157mm
Spine: 52mm
Weight 599g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Young men, Stepfathers, England - Social life and customs - 19th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 170524

Description of this Book

Partly modelled on his own life--although in no way a direct autobiography--David Copperfield follows a young boy's life, from his birth in Suffolk, through the trials and tribulations of childhood (including his mother's death), to his triumphant success as a novelist. The masterful early scenes, in particular, capture the perspective of a fatherless boy whose idyllic life with his mother and his nurse is destroyed when his mother marries a domineering and cruel man. The cast is filled with colorful and unforgettable characters, from the glamorous Steerforth and cheerful Mr. Micawber to the villainous Uriah Heep. Dickens described it as his favorite child among his novels, and it is easy to see why. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.

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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, as well as penning journalism, shorter fiction and travel books. He died in 1870.

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