David Copperfield

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New American Library, Aug 1, 1962 - Boys - 880 pages
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Through the fog of Victorian London to the deepest countryside, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson embark on their thrilling investigations. In some of his best-known cases, including 'The Speckled Band' and 'The Copper Beeches', Holmes brings his dazzling logic and unique powers of deduction to bear on the most challenging and intriguing mysteries.

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

As part of my holiday reading, I engaged in a sudden, spontaneous marathon of Charles Dickens' fictional works, tackling Oliver Twist, David Copperfield and Nicholas Nickleby within the space of ... Read full review

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“It was as true,” said Mr. Barkis, “as turnips is. It was as true,” Mr. Barkis said, nodding his nightcap, which was his only means of emphasis, “as taxes is. And nothing's truer than them.” I enjoyed ... Read full review

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About the author (1962)

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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