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Publisher's Summary

David Copperfield is the timeless tale of a thoughtful orphan discovering how to live and love in a cutthroat, indifferent adult world. It firmly embraces all the eternal freshness, the comic delights, the tender warmth, and the ghastly horrors of childhood.

Of all Charles Dickens’ novels, this is perhaps the most revealing, both of Dickens himself and of the society of his time. Certainly Copperfield’s experiences - his early rejection, child labor in a warehouse, experience as a journalist, and final success as a novelist - are strikingly similar to Dickens’ own. It is little wonder that Dickens said of it, “Of all my books I like this the best…Like many fond parents I have in my heart of hearts a favorite child. And his name is David Copperfield.” 

Public Domain (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“The most perfect of all the Dickens novels.” (Virginia Woolf)

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  • Maria Cuculiza
  • 17-09-2012

A Whole World

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is a true world in itself, as good novels should be.

What did you like best about this story?

Inventio.

What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

It was very much into each character. More than plausible.

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Moving and full of life.

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Simply loved it.

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  • MrsJynx
  • 29-06-2020

AMAZING NARRATION AND BOOK!!

This is one of the most AMAZING books I've had the privilege to listen to! The narrator did a PERFECT job and made this book MORE memorable!

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