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David Copperfield

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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
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Make friends with David Copperfield on the path which changes his life forever Young David Copperfield is sent away by his cruel stepfather, Mr Murdstone, to a boarding school in London, but when his circumstances suddenly change David is forced to work from morning to night in Murdstone's factory. David decides to run away to find his only living relative, Great Aunt Betsey. But the question is- will he be welcomed or turned? Plus A behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile a guide to who's who, activities and more . . .

Author Biography

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison.Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Release date NZ
September 26th, 2012
Pages
304
Illustrations
b & w line
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Puffin Classics
Dimensions
129x178x18
ISBN-13
9780141343822
Product ID
20367989

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