David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

David Copperfield is the tale of a tender man’s adventures on his trip from an unsatisfied and impoverished youth to the invention of his vocation as a winning novelist. one of the gloriously bright forged of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; his bold aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the perpetually humble but treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enthralling Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, certainly one of literature’s nice comedian creations. In David Copperfield—the novel he defined as his “favorite child”—Dickens drew revealingly on his personal stories to create one in all his such a lot exuberant and enduringly well known works, choked with tragedy and comedy in equivalent degree. This version makes use of the textual content of the 1st e-book variation of 1850 comprises up to date feedback for extra examining, a revised chronology, and elevated notes advent discusses the novel's autobiographical components and its relevant subject matters of reminiscence and identification

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Dick, and Choose a Profession XXIV. My First Dissipation XXV. Good and Bad Angels XXVI. I Fall Into Captivity XXVII. Tommy Traddles XXVIII. Mr. Micawber's Gauntlet XXIX. I Visit Steerforth At His Home, Again XXX. A Loss XXXI. A Greater Loss XXXII. The Beginning of a Long Journey XXXIII. Blissful XXXIV. My Aunt Astonishes Me XXXV. Depression XXXVI. Enthusiasm XXXVII. A Little Cold Water XXXVIII. A Dissolution of Partnership XXXIX. Wickfield and Heep XL. The Wanderer XLI. Dora's Aunts XLII. Mischief XLIII.

He patted me on the head; but somehow, I didn't like him or his deep voice, and I was jealous that his hand should touch my mother's in touching me—which it did. I put it away, as well as I could. ' remonstrated my mother. ' said the gentleman. ' I never saw such a beautiful colour on my mother's face before. She gently chid me for being rude; and, keeping me close to her shawl, turned to thank the gentleman for taking so much trouble as to bring her home. She put out her hand to him as she spoke, and, as he met it with his own, she glanced, I thought, at me.

The day soon came for our going. It was such an early day that it came soon, even to me, who was in a fever of expectation, and half afraid that an earthquake or a fiery mountain, or some other great convulsion of nature, might interpose to stop the expedition. We were to go in a carrier's cart, which departed in the morning after breakfast. I would have given any money to have been allowed to wrap myself up over-night, and sleep in my hat and boots. It touches me nearly now, although I tell it lightly, to recollect how eager I was to leave my happy home; to think how little I suspected what I did leave for ever.

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