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David Copperfield :  Pocket Penguin Classics - Charles Dickens

David Copperfield

Pocket Penguin Classics

Paperback

Published: January 2008
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This is the novel Dickens regarded as his 'favourite child' and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experience 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 'humble Uriah Heep, along with Mr Micawber, a portrait of Dickens's own father, evoking a mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt.

About The Author

CHARLES DICKENS was born in Portsmouth on 7 February 1812, the second of eight children. Dickens's childhood experiences were similar to those depicted in David Copperfield. His father, who was a government clerk, was imprisoned for debt and Dickens was briefly sent to work in a blacking warehouse at the age of twelve. He received little formal education, but taught himself shorthand and became a reporter of parliamentary debates for the Morning Chronicle. He began to publish sketches in various periodicals, which were subsequently republished as Sketches by Boz. The Pickwick Papers was published in 1836-7, after a slow start it became a publishing phenomenon and Dickens's characters the centre of a popular cult. Part of the secret of his success was the method of cheap serial publication he adopted; thereafter, all Dickens's novels were first published in serial form. He began Oliver Twist in 1837, followed by Nicholas Nickleby (1838) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41).

ISBN: 9780141031750
ISBN-10: 0141031751
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1104
Published: January 2008
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 14.2  x 5.0
Weight (kg): 17.7
Edition Number: 1