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David Copperfield

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ISBN-10: 0553211897

ISBN-13: 9780553211894

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles Dickens

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Of all Dickens's novels, David Copperfield most fervently embraces the comic delights, the tender warmth, the tragic horrors of childhood.  It is our classic tale of growing up, an enchanting story of a gently orphan discovering life and love in an indifferent adult world.  Persecuted by his wrathful stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; deceived by his boyhood idol, the callous, charming Steerforth; driven into mortal combat with the sniveling clerk Uriah Heep; and hurled, pell-mell, into a blizzard of infatuation with the adorably dim-witted Dora, he survives the worst--and the best--with inimitable style, his bafflement tuming to self-awareness and his unbridles young heart growing ever more…    
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

James Fenimore Cooper, acclaimed as one of the first American novelists, was born in Burlington, N.J., on September 15, 1789. When he was one year old, his family moved to Cooperstown, N.Y., which was founded by his father. Cooper attended various grammar schools in Burlington, Cooperstown, and Albany, and entered Yale University in 1803 at the age of 13. In 1806, Cooper was expelled from Yale for pushing a rag with gunpowder under a classmate's door, causing it to explode. He then spent some time as a merchant seaman and served as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy from 1808-1811. In 1811, Cooper married Susan De Lancey, and lived the life of a country gentleman until one day in 1820. Cooper…