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 formidable... show more
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 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. In David Copperfield—the novel he described as his “favorite child”—Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant and enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy and comedy in equal measure. This edition uses the text of the first book edition of 1850 Includes updated suggestions for further reading, a revised chronology, and expanded notes introduction discusses the novel's autobiographical elements and its central themes of memory and identity
Publish date: December 28th 2004
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 974
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Coming Of Age
, 19th Century
, English Literature
Whelp, that's 0-2 for me and Charles Dickens. I was going to try to power through this - I had 8 more days on the audiobook loan from my library - but every time I thought about listening to this for another 8 days, it was like those dolly zoom shots. I just can't. This is so boring! The first quart...
Wow! What a book. This one was on my TBR for years, but I was intimidated by its size. Well, I’ve done it. I’ve finally completed Dickens’s masterpiece (well, one of them) — the book he famously declared was his favorite. The quintessential coming of age tale, this 750-page novel explores in depth...
Enjoyable book. Dickens is a wonderful writer.
Meh. Not a Dickens fan. So a boy leaves home, works toward a career, gets mrried, not as he imagined, she dies, he remarries the love of his life.
I love Charles Dickens! David Copperfield and Great Expectations are my two favorite Dickens novels so far. He's another author whose work I want to read in its entirety.