David Copperfield

Charles Dickens (Author) Jeremy Tambling (Introduction by)
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Product Details

Price
$10.00  $9.20
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
December 28, 2004
Pages
1024
Dimensions
5.16 X 7.74 X 1.77 inches | 1.58 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140439441
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About the Author

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation, but also the horror of the infamous debtors' prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and "slave" factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years' formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney's clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

Jeremy Tambling is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong.

Reviews

"The most perfect of all the Dickens novels."
--Virginia Woolf