David Copperfield (Penguin Classics)

David Copperfield (Penguin Classics)

Charles Dickens, Jeremy Tambling


'The such a lot excellent of the entire Dickens novels' Virginia Woolf

David Copperfield is the tale of a tender man's adventures on his trip from an unsatisfied and impoverished formative years to the invention of his vocation as a winning novelist. one of the gloriously shiny forged of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his excellent, yet eventually unworthy school-friend James Steerforth; his bold aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the forever humble, but treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enthralling Dora Spenlow; and the magnificently impecunious Wilkins Micawber, one in all literature's nice comedian creations. In David Copperfield - the radical he defined as his 'favourite baby' - Dickens drew revealingly on his personal reviews to create essentially the most exuberant and enduringly well known works, packed with tragedy and comedy in equivalent degree. This variation makes use of the textual content of the 1st quantity e-book of 1850, and contains up-to-date feedback for additional analyzing, unique illustrations via 'Phiz', a revised chronology and increased notes. In his new creation, Jeremy Tambling discusses the novel's autobiographical components, and its critical subject matters of reminiscence and identity. 

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