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David Copperfield

by Charles Dickens

Part of the Alma Classics Evergreens Series

David Copperfield Synopsis

In this classic Victorian Bildungsroman, David Copperfield makes his way through life, from his happy Suffolk childhood and his subsequent adventures in London, where he is dispatched by his unsympathetic stepfather, through to his first steps as a writer and his search for love and happiness. Along the way he encounters a vast array of characters - among them, some of Dickens's most memorable ones - such as the eccentric aunt Betsey Trotwood, the deluded optimist Wilkins Micawber and the obsequious villain Uriah Heep. Much admired by Freud and Dostoevsky, and cited by Dickens as the favourite among his own novels, this heavily autobiographical work marks the transition from his early picaresque novels to his more profound later works. A frequent subject of adaptations and always ranking highly among readers' favourite classics, David Copperfield is as fresh and entertaining today as it was when it was first published over a hundred and fifty years ago.

David Copperfield Press Reviews

The power of [Dickens] is so amazing that the reader at once becomes his captive. -- William Makepeace Thackeray

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847497987
Publication date: 23rd May 2019
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Alma Classics an imprint of Alma Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 800 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Charles Dickens

A literary phenomenon in his lifetime and renowned as much for his journalism and public speaking as for his novels, Charles Dickens (1812-70) now ranks as the most important Victorian writer and one of the most influential and popular authors in the English language. His memorable and vividly rendered characters and his combination of humour, trenchant satire and compassion have left an indelible mark on our collective imagination.

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