David Copperfield: Charles Dickens (Full Text)

David Copperfield: Charles Dickens (Full Text)

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by Charles Dickens
     
 

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David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote: "There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and

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David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote: "There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination...you can never quite forget them."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013817432
Publisher:
Maran State Books
Publication date:
12/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens pen-name "Boz", was the foremost
English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social
campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest
writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable
characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his
lifetime. Later critics, beginning with George Gissing and G. K.
Chesterton, championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention
of memorable characters and his powerful social sensibilities. Yet
he has also received criticism from writers such as George Henry
Lewes, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf, who list sentimentality,
implausible occurrence and grotesque characters as faults in his
oeuvre. The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has
meant that none have ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote
serialised novels, which was the usual format for fiction at the
time, and each new part of his stories would be eagerly anticipated
by the reading public.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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David Copperfield 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
eurekatpt More than 1 year ago
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).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is there a free vetsion that is english? You can't even read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Document translation is lacking accuracy
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This book is really sad though.
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Winstin More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites! It has such wonderful characters.
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Plays with toys
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Because this edition is riddled with OCR errors, I am deleting it from my library and trying another version.
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They start the scanning somewhere in the middle of the book. Lots of words that did not tranlate properly.
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