David Copperfield - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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David Copperfield - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 944 Pages / Published: 08/05/2008
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`I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is DAVID COPPERFIELD,' wrote Dickens of what is the most personal, certainly one of the most popular, of all his novels. Dickens wrote the book after the completion of a fragment of autobiography recalling his employment as a child in a London warehouse, and in the first-person narrative, a new departure for him, realized marvellously the workings of memory. The embodiment of his boyhood experience in the novel involved a `complicated interweaving of truth and fiction', at its most subtle in the portrait of his father as Mr Micawber, one of Dickens's greatest comic creations. Enjoying a humour that never becomes caricature, the reader shares David's affection for the eccentric Betsey Trotwood and her protege Mr Dick, and smiles with the narrator at the trials he endures in his love for the delightfully silly Dora. Settings, (East Anglia, the London of the 1820s), people, and events are unified by their relationship to the story of Steerforth's treachery, which reaches its powerful climax in the storm scene. This edition, which has the accurate Clarendon text, includes Dickens's trial titles and working notes, and eight of the original illustrations by `Phiz'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199536290
Number of pages: 944
Weight: 634 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 42 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

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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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“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

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