David Copperfield (Penguin Classics)

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9780141805252: David Copperfield (Penguin Classics)

Humorous, dramatic, ironic and tender, David Copperfield has always been one of Dickens's most popular novels.

From his boyhood at the knee of his nurse Peggotty, to the cruelties of Salem House Academy and his youthful adoration of Dora Splendow, David beings to learn about life, the world, and the heart. His path to maturity is filled with memorable characters, the Micawbers, Uriah Heep, Steerforth and many more. Told as 'autobiography' David Copperfield draws deeply on Dickens's own life and was his own 'favourite child' among his books.

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"The greatest achievement of the greatest of all novelists" (Leo Tolstoy)

" David Copperfield is Dickens's Hamlet... I can't remember being so moved by one of his novels... What puts David Copperfield right up there with Bleak House and Great Expectations, however, is its sweet nature, and its surprising modernity... Completing David Copperfield has left me feeling bereft" (Nick Hornby)

"I couldn't put it down" (Barbara Taylor Bradford)

"There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination...you can never quite forget them" (W. Somerset Maugham)

"Dickens is huge - like the sky. Pick any page of Dickens and it's immediately recognizable as him, yet he might be doing social satire, or farce, or horror, or a psychological study of a murderer - or any combination of these" (Susannah Clarke)

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'The most perfect of all the Dickens novels' Virginia Woolf

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