From the rear cover: "The year before he died, Charles Dickens wrote of 'David Copperfield', 'Of all my books, I like this the best.' The story of the abandoned waif who develops a 'disciplined heart' through challenging encounters with distress and misfortune is a supreme example of Dickens' skill as a novelist. In this great work, plots and couterplots are interwoven into one intricate, grand design...and a huge gallery of individual characters comes alive. The malignantly treacherous Uriah Heep, the jovial nurse Peggotty, the foolishly innocent Dora, the improvident Mr. Micawber, the egotistic and charming Steerforh-these stand among literature's most remembered people."
Full version of this classic 1004 pages.
Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley reads it.
Still deserving its classic status.
I really liked this book. I was supposed to read this in high school but rejected it as too boring. A few (great many) years later comes maturity and what do you know, a great novel to spend time with.
This adaptation of David Copperfield is a captivating story of a privileged boy who enjoyed reading stories of his favorite heros. but his life changed when his mother married the evil Mr. Murdstone who forces him to work in the cheese factory. Davy becomes a real-life hero and turns a grim situation into an exciting adventure.
"Adapted for young readers and fully illustrated"
A classic. Good summer reading for teens or really anyone.