David Copperfield - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)
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David Copperfield - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback 1024 Pages / Published: 01/05/2014
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Dickens’ famous bildungsroman contains some of his most memorable characters, from redoubtable Betsey Trotwood and impecunious Mr. Micawber to slippery Uriah Heep and brooding Steerforth. At its centre is the eponymous hero, who takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through a highly eventful, comedic and dramatic life.

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.

Dickens's great coming-of-age novel, now in a beautiful clothbound Penguin edition

This is the novel Dickens regarded as his 'favourite child' and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist, Dickens draws openly and revealingly on his own life.

Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters are Rosa Dartle, Dora, Steerforth, and the 'umble Uriah Heep, along with Mr Micawber, a portrait of Dickens's own father which evokes a mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt.Dickens's great Bildungsroman (based, in part, on his own boyhood) is a work filled with life, both comic and tragic.

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

View other titles in Penguin’s Clothbound Classics Collection.

Credited by some with inventing the detective novel and one of the most popular novelists of his day Charles Dickens remains one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver TwistGreat ExpectationsA Tale of Two CitiesDavid Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141394640
Number of pages: 1024
Weight: 894 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 46 mm

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“Nice and D.C. does it”

To call 'David Copperfield' Dickens' most balanced novel, or the one most perfectly representative of his genius, is not to imply blandness, unless, that is, you are one of those people who finds... More

Paperback edition
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“My 'umble Opinion”

Dickens' most personal novel was also his favourite and many people would agree it is the best. The first third of the book is faultless - No one writes about childhood half so well as Dickens and here he is at... More

Paperback edition
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“Detailed but worth reading”

David Copperfield describes in detail all events of his life, lets us suffer and enjoy daily situations. We learn about a world that doesn’t exist anymore.

I had high expectations when I started reading Charles... More

Paperback edition
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