The timeless tale that follows a fatherless boy from an impoverished childhood to an adulthood marked by fame and fortune presents a gallery of unforgettable characters and a panoramic picture of the social conditions in Victorian England. Read by Martin Jarvis.
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: The eighth novel of Charles Dickens, which was first published serially between May 1849 and November 1850, âDavid Copperfield,â is viewed as one of the most autobiographical of all the authorâs novels. A classic coming-of-age story, it is the tale of its titular character from childhood to maturity which chronicles the struggle between the emotional and moral aspects of his life. Central to the theme of the novel is the idea of the disciplined heart. Dickens suggests that people basically fall into three categories: those who have one, those who donât, and those who seek to cultivate one. It is this development of a disciplined heart inside David Copperfield which establishes the principal context of his relationships throughout the novel. Davidâs story is one filled with trials and tribulations which he struggles to overcome in his pursuit of a happy and fulfilled life. Considered by many as one of Dickensâs greatest works, âDavid Copperfieldâ remains as popular today as when it was first published. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes an introduction by Edwin Percy Whipple.