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The personal history of David Copperfield

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In a preface to this novel, Dickens described David Copperfield as his "favorite child," and the story has remained among the favorites of Dickens' readers, too, with the characters of Betsy Trotwood, Mr. Pegotty, Uriah Heep, and Wilkins Micawber as well as David himself becoming part of the fabric of Western culture. This facsimile reprint is of the Household Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens, published in the 1870s; the edition makes the work available again in a form in which tens of thousands of Victorians read it--in two-column format, interspersed with illustrations throughout.David Copperfield was originally published in nineteen monthly parts between May 1, 1849 and November 1, 1850.* Each part except the last was of roughly the same length; the final installment was approximately twice as long as the others (and sold for 2 shillings, twice the price of previous parts). For the original serial publication, as well as early publication in book form, David Copperfield was illustrated by Hablot Browne (more commonly known as "Phiz").Shortly after Dickens' death in 1870 the British publisher Chapman & Hall began to issue the Household Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens (not to be confused with the American Household Edition of the Works, which appeared in the 1860s). The principal illustrator for the edition was Fred Barnard, and the Dalziel brothers (the leading wood-engravers of the time) created the engravings from Barnard's illustrations; they described The Household Edition as "by far the most important commission ever placed in our hands by Messrs. Chapman & Hall." Volumes in The Household Edition began to appear in 1871, and the series was completed in 1879. Dickens' works appeared in a great many Victorian editions (including numerous pirated ones). Scholars have understandably paid most attention to the earliest publication in serial form; The Household Edition may well have been the most popular form in which the novel appeared, however; the plates for The Household Edition were widely used for other editions as well, and it is certainly arguable that more Victorian readers would have read Dickens' novels in this form than in any other. In 1911 the populist bibliophile J.A. Hammerton described The Household Edition as "the most important illustrated edition" of Dickens' works.This is one of a series from Broadview Press of facsimile editions--editions that provide readers with a direct sense of these works as the Victorians themselves experienced them.
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Grouping Titlepersonal history of david copperfield
Grouping Authorcharles dickens
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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ils:.b1037033xBookBooksEnglishPenguin Books, [1966]956 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
ils:.b13160631BookBooksEnglishReader's Digest Association, c1986.751 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
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World's best reading
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subject_facetAutobiographical fiction
Boys -- Fiction
Child labor -- Fiction
England -- Fiction
Large type books
Orphans -- Fiction
Stepfathers -- Fiction
Young men -- Fiction
title_displayThe personal history of David Copperfield
title_fullThe personal history of David Copperfield / by Charles Dickens
The personal history of David Copperfield / by Charles Dickens ; illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") ; afterword by W. Somerset Maugham
The personal history of David Copperfield / edited by Trevor Blount ; with 23 of the original illus. by Hablôt K. Browne ("Phiz")
title_shortThe personal history of David Copperfield
Child labor
Large type books
Young men