David Copperfield

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Random House, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction - 976 pages
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When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which will lead him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak and friendship and betrayal. Over the course of his adventures, David meets an array of eccentric characters and learns hard lessons about the world before he finally discovers true happiness.
 

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Contents

CONTENTS
63
Salem House
107
Liking Life on my own Account no better
170
My Aum makes up her Mind about me
200
Somebody turns up
247
A Retrospect
265
look about me and make a Discovery
273
Steerforths Home 290
291
The Wanderer 58 l
581
Doras Aunts 59
590
Mischief
606
Another Retrospect
626
Our Housekeeping
634
Mr Dick fulfils my Aunts Predictions
649
Intelligence
665
Martha
679

Little Emly
299
corroborate Mr Dick and choose a Profession
341
My first Dissipation XXV Good and Bad Angels
365
fall into Captivity
385
Tommy Traddles XXVIII Mr Micawbers Gauntlet 4 IO XXIX I visit Steerforth at his Home again
430
A boss
438
A greater Loss
446
The Beginning ofa longjoumey
455
Blissful
474
My Aunt astonishes me
500
Enthusiasm
520
A little Cold Water
537
A Dissolution of Partnership
555
Wickfield and Heep
562
Domestic
690
am Involved in Mystery
701
Mr Peggottys Dream comes true
714
The Beginning of a longer Joumey LII I assist at an Explosion
741
Another Retrospect
764
Mr Micawbers Transactions
770
Tempest LVI The New Wound and the Old
796
The Emigrants
802
Absence
813
Return
820
Agnes
836
am shown Two Interesting Penitents LXlI A Light shines on my
857
LXI A Visitor
866
A Last Retrospect
874

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Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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