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Dickens, Charles, Illustrated by Groome, W.H.C.

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ISBN 10: 1592640605 / ISBN 13: 9781592640607
Published by London & Glasgow: Collins Clear Type Press, London & Glasgow
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Soft Cover with Slip Case. Good/No Jacket. 4 x 6. pp876. Not dated. Maroon leather cover witl gilt lettering on spine and with a slip case. Slip case is separated on 2 of 3 bottom edges, has stress to edges and corners and is rubbed. Cover has very light stress to edges and corners, has very light shelf wear and is rubbed on spine. Book has a blue ribbon book mark that is faded on end. Front end page and inside front cover have previous owner's name and address. Pages are firm and celan throughout. Size: 4 x 6. Bookseller Inventory # CLAS1136

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Publisher: London & Glasgow: Collins Clear Type Press, London & Glasgow

Binding: Soft Cover with Slip Case

Illustrator: Groome, W.H.C.

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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"I have in my heart of hearts a favorite child. And his name is David Copperfield," wrote Dickens of what is the most personal, certainly one of the most popular, of all his novels. This, his eighth novel, was published in twenty parts from May 1849 to November 1850. Dickens wrote the book after the completion of a fragment of autobiography recalling his employment as a child in a London warehouse, and the first-person narrative was a new departure for him stylistically. The embodiment of his boyhood experience in the novel involved a 'complicated interweaving of truth and fiction', at its most subtle in the portrait of his father as Mr. Micawber, one of Dickens' greatest comic creations. Enjoying a humor that never becomes caricature, the reader shares David's affection for the eccentric Betsey Trotwood and her protege Mr. Dick, and smiles with the narrator at the trials he endures in his love for the delightfully silly Dora. The settings - East Anglia and the London of the 1820s - people and events are unified by their relationship to the story of Steerforth's treachery.

David Copperfield is introduced by H.M. Daleski, formerly President of the International Dickens Society and Chairman of the Department of English at the Hebrew University. He is the author of Dickens and the Art of Analogy, The Divided Heroine, Unities: Studies in the English Novel, and other books.

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