David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield

byCharles Dickens

Kobo ebook | September 18, 2008

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David Copperfield's happy childhood is abruptly ended by his mother's remarriage to Mr Murdstone. After enduring the misery of Salem House Academy and a life of drudgery in his step father's business, he runs away to his eccentric aunt, Betsey Trotwood, in Dover, and transforms his life a second time - finding friendship with the ever optimistic Mr Micawber and falling in love with the adorable but spoilt Dora. But David has to face tragedy, and outface the scheming Uriah Heep before he finds ultimate happiness.

Title:David CopperfieldFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 18, 2008Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0297857223

ISBN - 13:9780297857228

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just couldn't get into it I can't get through any of his novels... I juts find them so boring and way to long. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! My favourite Dickens novel. Although I find it quite unrealistic for someone who goes through as much difficulties and who has been harmed so much to be able to grow up with his morals and values intact.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic This is my favorite Charles Dickens book. Great characters, even the annoying ones. Highly recommend
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Characters This book speaks to me. It was a timeless story for me.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of his best For a really long "Classic", this was an enjoyable read, largely to the humor and wonderful characters.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Many detailed characters This book is off to a slow start in the first few chapters, but as is the case with many Charles Dickens novels, you end up happy to have persevered. I love its humour.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite Simply: BEAUTIFUL.. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” It seems Charles Dickens had written these words for himself. I would refrain from encapsulating the plot since many others have already done this more wonderfully than I would be able to. Though he wrote many novels, short-stories, and letters, in my opinion, “David Copperfield” is Dickens’ greatest piece of work. From the very first page to the very last, every word on every sentence dances rhythmically, and pleases one to read same paragraph again and again. Only Shakespeare, it seems, could have written more poetically and with such sentiment. This is a novel that must be in the library of every lover of literature. If you have not read Dickens, start with this. As the greatest novelist of all time, Leo Tolstoy said humbly, “The greatest achievement of the greatest of all novelists.” Was Dickens "the greatest of all novelists"? Perhaps not; he was certainly not better than Tolstoy, but as you read his works, you can feel the smoothness of his pen on the paper.
Date published: 2012-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly readable and absorbing story of a boy who does grow up well Although one of the longer of Charles Dickens' novels, David Copperfield is a highly readable and absorbing story of a boy who does grow up well...despite the false starts of his childhood. We meet David when he is born. His father has died and his mother has the misfortune to marry a harsh man (who arrives in the household complete with an even harsher sister so that David gets the benefit of both an evil step-father and 'step-mother'). Things just keep getting worse. David is sent away to a school with a cruel headmaster. Then, his mother dies and his step-father sends him away to live by-himself in London to work in a warehouse. David - not even ten years old- escapes and sets out to seek his only living relative. The narrative hasn't even covered a quarter of the plot but in these early trials David meets all the -unlikely - people who end up showing him great kindness and help in life: his nurse Pegotty, Tommy Traddles, Mr. And Mrs. Micawber, and his formidable aunt. Needless to say, much happens and David Copperfield ends well. A great novel and a great read.
Date published: 2012-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Writer In The English Language The works of Charles Dickens are timless gems of literature which will be read and re-read with each passing generation. David Copperfield is one of his most biographical works and is a sheer joy to read. Recounting the story of young David's trials and tribulations, this unforgetable novel gives the reader an entire world to enjoy, peopled with characters as familiar as they are unique. Reading Dickens, and David Copperfield in particular, is a reading experience everyone with a love for the written word should enjoy. A Classic in every sense of the word.
Date published: 2006-05-29