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After his childhood is turned upside down, orphan David Copperfield is forced to navigate and survive the brutal world of the industrial poor. He'll cross classes and paths with kindred spirits, extended family, eccentrics, and adversaries. Throughout his journey into adulthood, he'll be befriended, loved, and conspired against. And each evolving adventure - comic, tragic, and romantic, both at home and abroad - will inform the observant young man's success as he becomes a novelist.

In his most autobiographical work - the one he considered his "favorite child" - Charles Dickens etched a gallery of indelible characters, including the cruel Murdstone, the recklessly optimistic Micawber, the devious Uriah Heep, and Dora and Agnes, the faithful loves of David's life. Enduringly popular, David Copperfield is considered by many to be Dickens' masterpiece.

Revised edition: Previously published as David Copperfield, this edition of David Copperfield (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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“Narrator Derek Perkins keeps listeners enthralled throughout the 35-plus hours of David Copperfield's mysteries, emotional upheavals, and delightful resolutions while simultaneously conjuring visual images of Dickens's memorable characters.... Perkins's performance makes listening a sure bet for maximum enjoyment.” --AudioFile magazine, Earphones Award Winner

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Very good narration

I listened to three other narrations before choosing this one (I'm very picky about narrators, to the point of being OCD 😂). What I like most about Derek Perkins is that he doesn't overdo the regional and class accents like some other narrators do. He gives the characters enough variety and color to differentiate them without going over the top and making them sound annoying. He also has a warm and endearing voice that's perfect for David Copperfield. And at $2 (with whispersync) this version is a great deal!

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Not my favorite Dickens

Not my favorite Dickens book, but I wanted to read it for the autobiographical properties. There's no story here, just a rolling description of people's lives, that wraps up at a point in their lives.

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  • 01-01-22

Book is rather long but beautifully read

This book took Dickinson 3 years to write and it may be partly autobiographical? Wonderful characters as you would expect, the story is a slow burn which eventually reaches a satisfactory ending for the main players.