David Copperfield [NOOK Book]

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The story deals with the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity. David is born in England in about 1820. David's father had died six months before he was born, and seven years later, his mother marries Mr. Edward Murdstone. David is given good reason to dislike his stepfather and has similar feelings for Mr Murdstone's sister Jane, who moves into the house soon afterwards. Mr Murdstone thrashes David for falling behind with his studies. Following one of these thrashings, David bites him and is sent ...
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David Copperfield

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Overview

The story deals with the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity. David is born in England in about 1820. David's father had died six months before he was born, and seven years later, his mother marries Mr. Edward Murdstone. David is given good reason to dislike his stepfather and has similar feelings for Mr Murdstone's sister Jane, who moves into the house soon afterwards. Mr Murdstone thrashes David for falling behind with his studies. Following one of these thrashings, David bites him and is sent away to a boarding school, Salem House, with a ruthless headmaster, Mr. Creakle. Here he befriends James Steerforth and Tommy Traddles, both of whom he meets again later on.

David returns home for the holidays to find out that his mother has had a baby boy. Soon after David goes back to Salem House, his mother and her baby die and David has to return home immediately. Mr Murdstone sends him to work in a factory in London, of which Murdstone is a joint owner. The grim reality of hand-to-mouth factory existence echoes Dickens' own travails in a blacking factory. His landlord, Mr Wilkins Micawber, is sent to a debtor's prison (the King's Bench Prison) after going bankrupt, and is there for several months before being released and moving to Plymouth. David now has nobody left to care for him in London, and decides to run away.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012805249
  • Publisher: MJ Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/4/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 775 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Not the full ebook

    FYI, this free Google download is only Volume 3. Even though it looks like you will be getting the full book, this ebook is only Chapters 30-45 (out of 64).

    22 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Not english

    Is there a free vetsion that is english? You can't even read this.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2004

    Absolutely Loved It!

    This book is all about Davey and his life as he grows up. Full of humorous charactors and lessons that David learns as he grows up. Can be sad, happy and provokes anger at the charactors! I think it's an extremely well-written book, but only enjoyed by those who love old-time literature! But I absolutely loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2002

    TAKE CARE OF YOUR SIGHT!

    This is a good story. The book needs to be published in a larger font. It is not a comfortable print for readers.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2000

    David Copperfield: A Masterpiece Unequalled

    I am a 13 year old student, and I finished David Copperfield recently. I am the epitome of a nerdy bookworm, but I don't care. I still enjoy reading even if I'm made fun of by brainless morons in my school who more likely than not can't spell their own name without all their concentration devoted to it. I finished David Copperfield and loved it. It is the greatest first-person narrative ever written. (Some people may argue that this title belongs to Great Expectations, but I must say that anyone who argues this must have skipped over the second volume. This portion of the book is about as interesting as staring at a brick.) In David Copperfield we find a captivating story of a boy who rises from a poverty-stricken, abusive childhood to a world of fame and fortune. Along the way he meets great characters. (All great in their portrayal and complexity, although not all of them are morally admirable.) He meets Betsey Trotwood, arguably the novel's most likable character, along with the conniving Uriah Heep. Throw in the eccentric Micawber, Steerforth, Agnes Wickfield, the Murdstones, and many other great characters, and you have a novel worth reading. Of course, every character comes to life in the way that only Dickens can do. Open this book, and I guarantee you you're in for a literary adventure of twists and turns unequalled. The language is rich, and the descriptions are vivid. By the way, for anyone complaining of the story being to hard to follow or the words being too hard, here's some advice: put your trashy romance novel down, grow up, and read a real book. David Copperfield will not disappoint!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    No

    Not readable.

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

    It's Dickens, what more is there to say.

    One of my favorites! It has such wonderful characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Ryan

    Plays with toys

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Skye

    Puts him down to play.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Skye

    Smiles

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Ryan

    Sleeps

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Highly recommended.

    Have not read this since elementary school. Enjoyed it. Highly recommend to all ages.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Bonderful book but riddled with OCR errors

    Because this edition is riddled with OCR errors, I am deleting it from my library and trying another version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Not a complete copy

    They start the scanning somewhere in the middle of the book. Lots of words that did not tranlate properly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Jibberish. Waste of time.

    Why does barnes & noble have a zillion copies of the same book, with half of them typed by a three year old. Frustrating!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    Too many mistakes

    Poor quality better choice to purchase

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Poor Quality

    There seem to be a greater than average number of scanning errors per page. Keep looking if there are any other ePub editions you haven't checked yet.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Unreadable.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    Is the working book.

    I've opened this book several occasions without any problems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2011

    Best illustrated Nook out there

    I reviewed this and it was very well illustrated!

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