David Copperfield (version 3)


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(3.8 stars; 6 reviews)

David Copperfield, like all of Dickens' novels, is filled with many memorable characters (because they are hyperbolic representations of character types) from all members of society. Here we have, for example, the virtuous, but relatively poor, Mr. Peggotty beside the grasping and greedy and vengeful and more middle-class Heep, but also beside Julia Mills whose only desire is also for money, which she possesses to excess (alluding to the capitalistic aggrandizement of European exploitation of foreign nations). And David Copperfield, like other of Dickens' works, emphasizes thematically that love and sacrifice are better than greed and arrogance. But this novel is more autobiographical than his others (obviously the title is an indication, Charles Dickens (C D) becomes David Copperfield (D C), and, of course, David becomes a famous writer, in fact, known worldwide, like Charles Dickens. Finally, it should be mentioned that David Copperfield probably more than in any of his other novels emphasizes the power and joy of family, and part of that is his exposure as evil all that and those that would subvert it.- Summary by Jim Locke (33 hr 13 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:20 Read by Peter John Keeble
I am Born 30:14 Read by Peter John Keeble
I Observe 38:07 Read by Peter John Keeble
I Have a Change 39:09 Read by Peter John Keeble
I Fall Into Disgrace 50:11 Read by Peter John Keeble
I am Sent Away 45:20 Read by Peter John Keeble
I Enlarge my Circle of Aquaintance 19:19 Read by Peter John Keeble
My First Half at Salem house 46:37 Read by Peter John Keeble
My Holidays Especially one Happy Aternoon 37:04 Read by Peter John Keeble
I Have a Memorable Birthday 30:01 Read by Peter John Keeble
I Become Neglected, and am Provided For 51:25 Read by Peter John Keeble
I Begin Life on my own Account and Don't Like it 39:15 Read by Jim Locke
Liking Life on my own Account no Better I Form a Great Resolution 21:49 Read by Jim Locke
The Sequel of my Resolution 44:05 Read by Jim Locke
My Aunt Makes up her Mind about Me 33:16 Read by Jim Locke
I Make Another Beginning 20:39 Read by Jim Locke
I Am a New Boy in More Senses than One 47:17 Read by Jim Locke
Somebody Turns Up 37:20 Read by Jim Locke
A Retrospect 18:11 Read by Jim Locke
I Look about Me and Make a Discovery 34:57 Read by Jim Locke
Steerforth's Home 18:00 Read by Jim Locke
Little Em'ly 45:40 Read by Jim Locke
Some Old Scenes, and Some New People 49:51 Read by Jim Locke
I Corroborate Mr. Dick, and Choose a Profession 32:47 Read by Jim Locke
My First Dissipation 19:04 Read by Jim Locke
Good and Bad Angels 41:55 Read by Jim Locke
I Fall into Captivity 36:33 Read by Jim Locke
Tommy Traddles 23:27 Read by Jim Locke
Mister Micawber's Gauntlet 41:40 Read by Jim Locke
I Visit Steerforth at His Home, Again 17:51 Read by Jim Locke
A Loss 19:59 Read by Jim Locke
A Greater Loss 19:00 Read by Jim Locke
The Beginning of a Long Journey 42:02 Read by Jim Locke
Blissful 39:30 Read by Jim Locke
My Aunt Astonishes Me 19:02 Read by Jim Locke
Depression 41:21 Read by Jim Locke
Enthusiasm 39:08 Read by Jim Locke
A Little Cold Water 20:30 Read by Jim Locke
A Dissolution of Partnership 35:44 Read by Jim Locke
Wickfield and Heep 44:12 Read by Jim Locke
The Wanderer 19:06 Read by Jim Locke
Dora's Aunts 34:37 Read by Jim Locke
Mischief 45:33 Read by Jim Locke
Another Retrospect 18:27 Read by Jim Locke
Our Housekeeping 35:15 Read by Jim Locke
Mr. Dick Fulfills My Aunt's Predictions 32:53 Read by Jim Locke
Intelligence 30:09 Read by Jim Locke
Martha 24:08 Read by Jim Locke
Domestic 23:32 Read by Jim Locke
I Am Involved in Mystery 27:50 Read by Jim Locke
Mr. Peggoty's Dream Comes True 22:06 Read by Jim Locke
The Beginning of a Longer Journey 36:57 Read by Jim Locke
I Assist at an Explosion 56:18 Read by Jim Locke
Another Retrospect 11:48 Read by Jim Locke
Mister Micawber's Transactions 33:36 Read by Jim Locke
The Tempest 25:52 Read by Jim Locke
The New Wound, and the Old 15:04 Read by Jim Locke
The Emigrants 25:26 Read by Jim Locke
Absence 15:16 Read by Jim Locke
Return 34:34 Read by Jim Locke
Agnes 19:02 Read by Jim Locke
I Am Shown Two Interesting Penitents 25:43 Read by Jim Locke
A Light Shines on My Way 18:57 Read by Jim Locke
A Visitor 17:15 Read by Jim Locke
A Last Retrospect 10:15 Read by Jim Locke

Reviews


(3 stars)

Great book but narrative is somewhat off.