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David Copperfield

Introduction by Michael Slater

David Copperfield( )
Author: Dickens, Charles
Introduction by: Slater, Michael
Series title:Everyman's Library Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-679-40571-9
Publication Date:Nov 1991
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Everyman's Library
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $30.00
Book Description:

When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which will lead him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak and friendship and betrayal. Over the course of his adventure, David meets an array of eccentric characters and learns hard lessons about the world before he finally discovers true happiness. Charles Dickens's most celebrated novel and the author's own favorite, David Copperfield is the...
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Book Details
Pages:1016
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Coming Of Age
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8.2 x 1.8 Inches
Book Weight:2.325 Pounds
Author Biography
Dickens, Charles (Author)
Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s.

His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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