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    David Copperfield

    by Charles Dickens

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    Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield", which originally appeared in serial format between May 1849 and November 1850, is considered as the most autobiographical of all his novels. A classic "Bildungsroman", i.e., a novel of self-cultivation, it is the story of its title 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 don't, and those who seek to develop one. It is this development in David Copperfield that establishes the principal context of his relationships throughout the novel. Considered by many as one of Dickens' greatest works, "David Copperfield" remains as popular today as when it was first written.

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    4.0 out of 5
    Great book
    its an awesome book that has the best of of all Dickens.
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    walidrahman2
    on January 08, 2011
    Review of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
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    Wonderful Book!
    I like this book. It is slow in parts, but one of the best. In my opinion this book is better than Great Expectations, which is more popular. This book gives insight into various walks of life in England during that time. From Mr. Micawber to Mr. Murdstone. It's very long, but worth reading. If you like Charles Dickens, you should read this book. It has a little bit everything.
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    rk09
    on December 10, 2010
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