The year before he died Dickens wrote of David Copperfield, "Of all my books, I like this the best." The story of the abandoned waif who develops a "disciplined heart" through challenging encounters with distress and misfortune is a supreme example of Dickens' skill as a novelist. Dickens captures the brightness and magic and terror of the world as seen through the eyes of a child...the brutality and cruelty of boyhood...the widening gaze of adolescence, the stress of starting out on a career, the silliness and delirious ecstasy and anguish of youthful love. Recommended for grade 10. Original copyright 1850. Unabridged republication by Dover (Giant Thrift Edition) 2004. Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 8 3/16 inches Softcover. 719 pp.
- Dickens, Charles
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