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David Copperfield


An exhilirating novel from arguably England's finest author of all time .

In some parts there are long passges of descriptive writing

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This novel was Dickens' own favourite. It includes a mixture of delightful and less charming characters who in true dickensian style both fascinate and enthral.

Plots and sub plots keep the reader constantly interested and the contrasting pictures of hardship and affluence bring to life the realities of victorian England.

By modern day standards there is a lot of desciptive prose but it is often tempting (and possible) to read through these passages quickly as the storyline is so compelling.

This is without doubt Dickens at his best and would be a good "first read" of the great man as well as being a must for those already aquainted.

For literay interest, the method of character portrayal achieved in this book is fascinating and hard to define. As always the main character of the novel is the less colourful of all those around him.

In conclusion if one is ever going to read Dickens, David Copperfied is a must.
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lindsayjayne 04.07.2006 03:23

Welcome to Ciao. x

kirkhamgate1 04.07.2006 00:01

Welcome to ciao Good review for your first sounds like a good Charles Dickens book i like some of his books but some of them i have read have been a dissapointment but this seems like a good book will have to read it during my hoilday from work - Donna

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David Copperfield was Dickens's favourite child and in the book Dickens revealed a lot of himself, particularly his...

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