David Copperfield, Volume 1

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Feb 27, 2009 - Fiction - 552 pages
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David Copperfield: A classic novel based on Dickens' personal experiences, it delineates the sufferings and sentiments of orphans and abandoned children through the outstandingly portrayed character of David. The novel shows Dickens incredible knack
 

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Contents

I AM BORN
1
I OBSERVE
24
I HAVE A CHANGE
52
I FALL INTO DISGRACE
81
I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
117
I ENLARGE MY CIRCLE OF ACQUAINTANCE
150
MY FIRST HALF AT SALEM HOUSE
164
MY HOLIDAYS ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
197
I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT AND DONT LIKE IT
287
LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER I FORM A GREAT RESOLUTION
315
THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
333
MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
370
I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING
400
I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
418
SOMEBODY TURNS UP
459
A RETROSPECT
491

I HAVE A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY
226
I BECOME NEGLECTED AND AM PROVIDED FOR
249
I LOOK ABOUT ME AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
505

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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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