Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather following his mother death but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
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Of all Dickens's novels, David Copperfield most fervently embraces the comic delights, the tender warmth, the tragic horrors of childhood. It is our classic tale of growing up, an enchanting story of a gently orphan discovering life and love in an indifferent adult world. Persecuted by his wrathful stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; deceived by his boyhood idol, the callous, charming Steerforth; driven into mortal combat with the sniveling clerk Uriah Heep; and hurled, pell-mell, into a blizzard of infatuation with the adorably dim-witted Dora, he survives the worst--and the best--with inimitable style, his bafflement turning to self-awareness and his unbridles young heart growing ever more disciplined and true. Of this richly autobiographical novel Dickens himself wrote, "like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favorite child. And his name is David Copperfield."From the Inside Flap :
Hugely admired by Tolstoy, David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote: "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."
This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes a new Introduction by Pulitzer Prize finalist David Gates, in addition to new explanatory notes.
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Description du livre The Folio Society, 1983. Hardcover. État : Good. In slip-case. Wear/marking to cover. N° de réf. du libraire mon0001167224
Description du livre Folio Society, 1983. Folio Soc ed. 1st Folio Society printing. A bright copy in tight binding. With an introduction by Christpher Hibbert, & drawings by Charles Keeping. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in slipcase. N° de réf. du libraire BOOKS217713I
Description du livre Folio Society, 1983. Gebundene Ausgabe. Schutzkarton leicht angestoßen 1254 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 816. N° de réf. du libraire 10280