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David Copperfield

David Copperfield
  

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 CD set is also available.

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ISBN 9789626346518
Published 1 February 1998 by Naxos AudioBooks
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Read by Lesser, Anton
Series Classic Fiction
Availability Out of print

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ISBN-13 9789626346518
ISBN-10 9626346515
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Naxos AudioBooks
Imprint Naxos AudioBooks
Publication Date 1 February 1998
Publication Country Hong Kong Hong Kong
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Read by Lesser, Anton
Series Classic Fiction
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 106mm
Height: 139mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Young men, Orphans, England, Audiobooks (Abridged), Child labor
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

'I really think I have done it ingeniously and with a very complicated interweaving of truth and fiction.' So wrote Dickens of David Copperfield (1850), the novel he called his 'favourite child'. Through his hero Dickens draws openly on his own life, as David Copperfield recalls his experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Rosa Dartle, Dora, Steerforth and Uriah Heep are among the characters who focus the hero's sexual and emotional drives, and Mr Micawber, a portrait of Dickens's own father, evokes the mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt that, put together, make this Dickens's most quoted and best-loved novel.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review 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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