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David Copperfield

David Copperfield( )
Author: Dickens, Charles
Illustrator: Kiefer, Henry C.
Series title:Classics Illustrated Ser.
ISBN:978-1-911238-16-4
Publication Date:Apr 2017
Publisher:Classic Comic Store, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

Young David Copperfield enjoys a happy childhood with his widowed mother, until she decides to marry the stern and unforgiving Mr Murdstone. Murdstone sends David away and David's circumstances become unbearable until he decides to run away to his Aunt Betsy's care. From here, David's journey from boy to man is told, with much adventure, friendship, love and grief.Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colourful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for...
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Pages:52
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.5 x 9.5 Inches
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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