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David Copperfield

Charles Dickens


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PUBLISHED: 30th June 2008
ISBN: 9780099511465
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Among the most-read novels of all time, this classic tale showcases memorable characters, skillful plotting, and Dickens's passionate concern with social issues making this book one of his finest achievements. Revised reissue.
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  • Paperback
    $26.08
PUBLISHED: 30th June 2008
ISBN: 9780099511465
ANNOTATION:
Among the most-read novels of all time, this classic tale showcases memorable characters, skillful plotting, and Dickens's passionate concern with social issues making this book one of his finest achievements. Revised reissue.

Annotation

Among the most-read novels of all time, this classic tale showcases memorable characters, skillful plotting, and Dickens's passionate concern with social issues making this book one of his finest achievements. Revised reissue.

Publisher Description

When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which will lead him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal. Over the course of his adventures, David meets an array of eccentric characters and learns hard lessons about the world before he finally discovers true happiness. This edition follows the text of the first book publication in 1850, and features the original illustrations by Phiz.

Author Biography

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Review

"The greatest achievement of the greatest of all novelists" -- Leo Tolstoy "David Copperfield is Dickens's Hamlet... I can't remember being so moved by one of his novels... What puts David Copperfield right up there with Bleak House and Great Expectations, however, is its sweet nature, and its surprising modernity... Completing David Copperfield has left me feeling bereft" -- Nick Hornby "I couldn't put it down" -- Barbara Taylor Bradford "There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination...you can never quite forget them" -- W. Somerset Maugham "Dickens is huge - like the sky. Pick any page of Dickens and it's immediately recognizable as him, yet he might be doing social satire, or farce, or horror, or a psychological study of a murderer - or any combination of these" -- Susannah Clarke

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Product Details

Short Title
DAVID COPPERFIELD
Pages
877
Publisher
Vintage Books USA
Series
Vintage Classics
Language
English
Illustrator
Phiz
ISBN-10
0099511460
ISBN-13
9780099511465
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-06-30
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Author
Charles Dickens
Residence
ENK