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Charles Dickens is one of the most appreciated Victorian writers, his novels gaining worldwide recognition by both critics and readers. First published in 1850, David Copperfield begins with avid the tragedy of David's brother dying when David is just a boy. After this episode he is sent by his step-father to work in London for a wine merchant. When conditions worsen he decides to run away and embarks on a journey by foot from London to Dover. On his arrival he finds his eccentric aunt, Betsey Trotwood who becomes his new guardian.
Being witness to the formation of David's character is quite fascinating. David begins as a strong child whose only aspiration is a better life. On the way to his adulthood, David sees how people enter and leave his life. Romanticism takes its place in David’s life as he gets married to Dora Spenlow who is not long for this world. Will David ever find stability and happyness? And what of his wife? Dickens proves to be a master in creating an autobiographical work that is a captivating page-turner.

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Charles Dickens is one of the most appreciated Victorian writers, his novels gaining worldwide recognition by both critics and readers. First published in 1850, David Copperfield begins with avid the tragedy of David's brother dying when David is just a boy. After this episode he is sent by his step-father to work in London for a wine merchant. When conditions worsen he decides to run away and embarks on a journey by foot from London to Dover. On his arrival he finds his eccentric aunt, Betsey Trotwood who becomes his new guardian.
Being witness to the formation of David's character is quite fascinating. David begins as a strong child whose only aspiration is a better life. On the way to his adulthood, David sees how people enter and leave his life. Romanticism takes its place in David’s life as he gets married to Dora Spenlow who is not long for this world. Will David ever find stability and happyness? And what of his wife? Dickens proves to be a master in creating an autobiographical work that is a captivating page-turner.

    00 - Preface

    00 - Preface

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    • 3 min
    01 - Chapter 1 - I Am Born

    01 - Chapter 1 - I Am Born

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    • 24 min
    02 - Chapter 2 - I Observe

    02 - Chapter 2 - I Observe

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    • 32 min
    03 - Chapter 3 - I Have A Change

    03 - Chapter 3 - I Have A Change

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    • 34 min
    04 - Chapter 4 - I Fall Into Disgrace

    04 - Chapter 4 - I Fall Into Disgrace

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    • 42 min
    05 - Chapter 5 - I Am Sent Away From Home

    05 - Chapter 5 - I Am Sent Away From Home

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    • 41 min

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Audavian ,

Lovely - thank you!

Thank you for this free podcast reading of David Copperfield. Really enjoyed it. Lovely characterisation. I found the reading perhaps a little slow, so listened on 1.5 speed.

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