David Copperfield

By (author)Charles Dickens

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Pages 304

David-Copperfield-is-the-story-of-a-young-man’s-adventures-on-his-journey-from-an-unhappy-and-impoverished-childhood-to-the-discovery-of-his-vocation-as-a-successful-novelist.-Among-the-gloriously-vivid-cast-of-characters-he-encounters-are-his-tyrannical-stepfather,-Mr-Murdstone;-his-brilliant,-but-ultimately-unworthy-school-friend-James-Steerforth;-his-formidable-aunt,-Betsey-Trotwood;

David-Copperfield-is-the-story-of-a-young-man’s-adventures-on-his-journey-from-an-unhappy-and-impoverished-childhood-to-the-discovery-of-his-vocation-as-a-successful-novelist.-Among-the-gloriously-vivid-cast-of-characters-he-encounters-are-his-tyrannical-stepfather,-Mr-Murdstone;-his-brilliant,-but-ultimately-unworthy-school-friend-James-Steerforth;-his-formidable-aunt,-Betsey-Trotwood;-the-eternally-humble,-yet-treacherous-Uriah-Heep;-frivolous,-enchanting-Dora-Spenlow;-and-the-magnificently-impecunious-Wilkins-Micawber,-one-of-literature’s-great-comic-creations.-In-David-Copperfield—the-novel-he-described-as-his-‘favourite-child’—Dickens-drew-revealingly-on-his-own-experiences-to-create-one-of-the-most-exuberant-and-enduringly-popular-works,-filled-with-tragedy-and-comedy-in-equal-measure.-This-edition-uses-the-text-of-the-first-volume-publication-of-1850,-and-includes-updated-suggestions-for-further-reading,-original-illustrations-by-‘Phiz’,-a-revised-chronology-and-expanded-notes.-In-his-new-introduction,-Jeremy-Tambling-discusses-the-novel’s-autobiographical-elements,-and-its-central-themes-of-memory-and-identity.

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