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    David Copperfield

    by Charles Dickens

    Book Description

    Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield", which originally appeared in serial format between May 1849 and November 1850, is considered as the most autobiographical of all his novels. A classic "Bildungsroman", i.e., a novel of self-cultivation, it is the story of its title character from childhood to maturity which chronicles the struggle between the emotional and moral aspects of his life. Central to the theme of the novel is the idea of "the disciplined heart". Dickens suggests that people basically fall into three categories: those who have one, those who don't, and those who seek to develop one. It is this development in David Copperfield that establishes the principal context of his relationships throughout the novel. Considered by many as one of Dickens' greatest works, "David Copperfield" remains as popular today as when it was first written.

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    Review of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    5.0 out of 5
    Must read book
    "David Copperfield is a long, sprawling novel. In keeping with its autobiographical genesis, the book has a certain feel for the ungainliness and largeness of everyday life. In the earlier parts of David Copperfield, the novel has all of the power and resonance of Dickens' social critique of a Victorian society that had very few safeguards against the mistreatment of the poor and, particularly in its industrial heartlands." A beginning for a new industrial era was laid in this work. Right now probably the name David Copperfield has associated with show tickets las vegas and magician like it was with me until I read the book. This novel is poetry. To truly appreciate the beauty of the English language, one must read David Copperfield.
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    laranorman
    on December 07, 2018
    Review of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    4.0 out of 5
    Great book
    its an awesome book that has the best of of all Dickens.
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    walidrahman2
    on January 08, 2011
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