David Copperfield

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Drawing on Charles Dickens's own, often difficult childhood, to create a compelling story of personal success, David Copperfield is edited with an introduction and notes by Jeremy Tambling in Penguin Classics. 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. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. If you enjoyed David Copperfield, you might like Dickens's Great Expectations, also available in Penguin Classics. 'The most perfect of all the Dickens novels' Virginia Woolf
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Becker, May Lamberton, 1873-1958.
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Tull, Patrick.
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Boys -- Fiction
Boys -- Juvenile fiction
Child labor -- England -- London -- Fiction
Child labor -- Fiction
Child labor -- Juvenile fiction
Classics
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Criminals -- Fiction
Electronic books
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England -- Juvenile fiction
England -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Historical
Humorous
Literary
Novelists -- Fiction
Orphans -- England -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
Stepfathers -- Fiction
Stepfathers -- Juvenile fiction
Young men -- England -- Fiction
Young men -- Fiction
Young men -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayDavid Copperfield
title_fullDavid Copperfield
David Copperfield / Charles Dickens ; with an introduction and notes by Jeremy Tambling
David Copperfield Charles Dickens
David Copperfield [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens
David Copperfield [electronic resource] Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
David copperfield [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens
title_shortDavid Copperfield
topic_facetAutobiographical fiction
Boys
Child labor
Classic Literature
Classics
Coming of age
Criminals
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Fiction
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Historical Fiction
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Social life and customs
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