David Copperfield

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Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003 - Fiction - 742 pages
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David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Dickens's favorite of all his novels, David Copperfield is the story of a boy who loses both parents at an early age, and who escapes the torture of working for his pitiless stepfather to make something of himself and, with any luck, find true happiness.

David Copperfield features an unforgettable gallery of characters, including David's cruel stepfather Mr. Murdstone, the unctuous Uriah Heep, the amiable Mr. Micawber, whom Dickens based on his father, and Dora Spenglow, whom David marries and calls his “child-wife.” Written in the first person, David Copperfield is perhaps the most autobiographical of Dickens's fictions. This new edition includes commentaries, discussion questions, and Phiz's original illustrations. Features the original illustrations by Phiz. Radhika Jones is the managing editor of Grand Street magazine, a freelance writer, and a Ph.D. candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Jones also wrote the introduction and notes for the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations.

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The story is great, and it's easy to read. - LibraryThing
Probably not very, considering the happy ending we get. - LibraryThing
It's sad and funny and Dickens is a fantastic writer. - LibraryThing
Sound advice for a healthy relationship. - LibraryThing
I think the key, for me at least, is to pace myself. - LibraryThing
What a master at characterization. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - rayski - LibraryThing

From the night of his birth to finally coming together with his real true love, we follow David Copperfield through thick and thin. Copperfield had a very bad hand dealt him from his father dying ... Read full review

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User Review  - ashishg - LibraryThing

This book is difficult to rate or review. Unlike other of Dicken's novel, this is quite interesting, fast paced, full of actions, events and dialogues. Book is long but delight to read. While interest ... Read full review

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Radhika Jones is the managing editor of Grand Street magazine, a freelance writer, and a Ph.D. candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Jones also wrote the introduction and notes for the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations.

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