David Copperfield (Penguin Classics)

Charles Dickens
David Copperfield is the story of a young man’s adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature’s great comic creations. In David Copperfield—the novel he described as his “favorite child”—Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant and enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy and comedy in equal measure. This edition uses the text of the first book edition of 1850 Includes updated suggestions for further reading, a revised chronology, and expanded notes introduction discusses the novel's autobiographical elements and its central themes of memory and identity


Reviewed: 2014-09-05

I feel so terrible saying this, but I hated--HATED--this book. It was so boring. Absolutely nothing happened. I mean, I don't mind books where there's more character study and discussion than plot. But there was nothing intriguing about this story. I couldn't care less about David or his weird man friend Micawber or his stupid silly wife. It's just a normal guy with a normal life doing normal things. Anti-climactic doesn't even come close to describing this doorstop.

Also, I love you Dickens, but THIS one is your favorite? No. Try again

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