David Copperfield (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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DAVID COPPERFIELD is a classic coming-of-age novel by Charles Dickens, and is usually considered among his finest works. The story concerns the life and times of David Copperfield, a boy growing into a man in Victorian England. Orphaned at a young age, Copperfield works in the factories of London before running away to seek his only relative, an eccentric aunt in Dover. He eventually grows up, finds love, and ...
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David Copperfield (Illustrated)

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Overview

DAVID COPPERFIELD is a classic coming-of-age novel by Charles Dickens, and is usually considered among his finest works. The story concerns the life and times of David Copperfield, a boy growing into a man in Victorian England. Orphaned at a young age, Copperfield works in the factories of London before running away to seek his only relative, an eccentric aunt in Dover. He eventually grows up, finds love, and finds his place in the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781105956355
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 7/13/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is probably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life -- along with his memorable characters -- have made him beloved by readers the world over. In Dickens' books live some of the most repugnant villains in literature, as well as some of the most likeable (and unlikely) heroes.

Biography

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

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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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