|David Copperfield (1850) [Novel]|
by Charles Dickens
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(From the publisher):
"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show"
David Copperfield is the story of a young man’s adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant, but ultimately unworthy school-friend Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; his nemesis, the eternally humble Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature’s great comic creations. In David Copperfield – the novel he described as his ‘favourite child’ – Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant and enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy and comedy in equal measure.
Originally published in nineteen installments from May 1849 to November 1850. Each installment was illustrated by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne).
Original title: The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)