David Copperfield

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 15, 2008 - Fiction
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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 of uniting humor with pathos. The story ponders on the themes of self-exploitation, hypocrisy, sexual degradation, and fraud. Wondrously realistic masterpiece!
 

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Contents

I AM BORN
1
I OBSERVE
20
I HAVE A CHANGE
43
I FALL INTO DISGRACE
68
I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
98
I ENLARGE MY CIRCLE OF ACQUAINTANCE
126
MY FIRST HALF AT SALEM HOUSE
138
MY HOLIDAYS ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
166
I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
353
SOMEBODY TURNS UP
387
A RETROSPECT
414
I LOOK ABOUT ME AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
425
STEERFORTHS HOME
452
LITTLE EMLY
466
SOME OLD SCENES AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
497
I CORROBORATE MR DICK AND CHOOSE A PROFESSION
533

I HAVE A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY
191
I BECOME NEGLECTED AND AM PROVIDED FOR
210
I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT AND DONT LIKE IT
243
LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER I FORM A GREAT RESOLUTION
267
THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
282
MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
313
I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING
338
MY FIRST DISSIPATION
556
GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
569
I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
600
TOMMY TRADDLES
624
Mr MICAWBERS GAUNTLET
640
I VISIT STEERFORTH AT HIS HOME AGAIN
671
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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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