David Copperfield
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David Copperfield
Charles Dickens
Literature
Aug 1, 2018
David Copperfield is a novel so filled with character, invention, suspense, and inspired storytelling that one finishes it with an overwhelming regret: The turning of the last page closes the book on such a vivid world that one feels immediately impoverished. Dickens famously called Copperfield the “favourite child” of his literary brood, and its autobiographical frame goes some way toward explaining why. The eighth of his novels to be written, it is the first one narrated in the first person, and, from the opening words, the direct address of the protagonist is captivating. The coming-of-age tale that David relates has many points of contact with Dickens’s own experiences as the son of a debtor, as an adolescent employee in a factory, as a parliamentary reporter, and, lastly, as a successful novelist.
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Dickens, 'nuff said.
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Apr 4
This is my favorite Dickens novel. Great to see it on this list. So many great memorable characters. Super enjoyable.
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Jun 25
A wonderfully suspenseful tale
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