In Dickens' first-person narrative about an orphaned boy's experiences in Victorian England, David Copperfield chronicles the struggles and triumphs of youth. When David's widowed mother re-marries, his childhood is turned upside-down by his tyrannical stepfather. His unbearable life becomes worse when his Mother dies, and he is forced to work in child labor. David makes his way in the world, and through both the kindness and cruelty of others he forges his self-identity as a man.
In his eighth novel, Charles Dickens masterfully fuses the comic and the tragic in exploring grief, recollection, and the social dilemmas of Victorian society. David Copperfield is also an examination of the interior; of an inner life taking shape. With its rich cast of colorful characters, energetic prose, and abundantly quotable text, this is an essential addition to any library.
With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of David Copperfield is both modern and readable.
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