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

David Copperfield - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)

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Dickens' 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' own father which evokes a mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt. Dickens' great Bildungsroman (based, in part, on his own boyhood) is a work filled with life, both comic and tragic. Charles Dickens (1812-70) had his first, astounding success with his first novel The Pickwick Papers and never looked back. In an extraordinarily full life he wrote, campaigned and spoke on a huge range of issues, and was involved in many of the key aspects of Victorian life, by turns cajoling, moving and irritating. He completed fourteen full-length novels and volume after volume of journalism. Of all his many works, he called David Copperfield his 'favourite child'. Jeremy Tambling is Professor of Literature at the University of Manchester.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141394640

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Paperback edition
13th July 2012
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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
7th March 2011
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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

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