David Copperfield (Paperback)

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By Charles Dickens, David Gates (Introduction by)
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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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Praise For…

"The most perfect of all the Dickens novels."
--Virginia Woolf

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679783411
ISBN-10: 0679783415
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: November 28th, 2000
Pages: 896
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)