David Copperfield

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‘David Copperfield’ draws openly on Dickens’ own experiences in childhood and in his vocation as a successful novelist, reflecting his relationship with his father. This edition includes appendices with extracts from John Forster’s ‘Life of Dickens’ as well as the number-plans for ‘David Copperfield’.

ISBN: 9780140439441 Author: Dickens, Charles Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 24th June 2004 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.8 (edition:22) Pages: 974 Language: English Edition: Revised edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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‘The greatest achievement of the greatest of all novelists’ Leo Tolstoy

In David Copperfield – the novel he described as his ‘favourite child’ – Dickens drew on his own experiences to create one of his most moving and enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy and comedy in equal measure. It is the story of a young man’s adventures on his journey from an unhappy childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant but unworthy school-friend Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature’s great comic creations.

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Jeremy Tambling

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