Set in Victorian England, this is the tale of David Copperfield, a boy who grows up in a world which is magical, fearful and grimly realistic. A cassette set is also available.
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|Library of Congress
||Young men, Orphans, England, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromane
||General & Literary Fiction
Description of this Book
This story of a young man and his misadventures scales the heights and plumbs the troughs of emotions, and captures the oleaginous evil of Uriah Heep as convincingly as it does Agnes' tender, patient love and Uncle Dick's harmless ravings.
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||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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