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David Copperfield

Charles Dickens


ISBN: 9780141394640
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Recounts author's experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. This book draws openly and revealingly on author's own life.
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ISBN: 9780141394640
ANNOTATION:
Recounts author's experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. This book draws openly and revealingly on author's own life.

Annotation

Recounts author's experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. This book draws openly and revealingly on author's own life.

Publisher Description

Dickens's great coming-of-age novel, now in a beautiful clothbound Penguin edition

This is the novel Dickens regarded as his 'favourite child' and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist, Dickens draws openly and revealingly on his own life. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters are Rosa Dartle, Dora, Steerforth, and the 'umble Uriah Heep, along with Mr Micawber, a portrait of Dickens's own father which evokes a mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt.

Dickens's great Bildungsroman (based, in part, on his own boyhood) is a work filled with life, both comic and tragic.

Charles Dickens (1812-70) had his first, astounding success with his first novel The Pickwick Papers and never looked back. In an extraordinarily full life he wrote, campaigned and spoke on a huge range of issues, and was involved in many of the key aspects of Victorian life, by turns cajoling, moving and irritating. He completed fourteen full-length novels and volume after volume of journalism. Of all his many works, he called David Copperfield his 'favourite child'.

Jeremy Tambling is Professor of Literature at the University of Manchester.

Author Biography

Charles Dickens (1812-70) had his first, astounding success with his first novel The Pickwick Papers and never looked back. In an extraordinarily full life he wrote, campaigned and spoke on a huge range of issues, and was involved in many of the key aspects of Victorian life, by turns cajoling, moving and irritating. He completed fourteen full-length novels and volume after volume of journalism. Of all his many works, he called David Copperfield his 'favourite child'.

Jeremy Tambling is Professor of Literature at the University of Manchester.

Product Details

Author
Charles Dickens
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0141394641
ISBN-13
9780141394640
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2014-05-01
Media
Book
Pages
1024
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Audience Age
9-16
Series
The Penguin English Library
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