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By Charles Dickens

Penguin Classics e-books provide the very best variants of Charles Dickens's novels, together with all of the unique illustrations, precious and informative introductions, the definitive, exact textual content because it was once intended to be released, a chronology of Dickens's existence and notes that fill within the historical past to the book.

David Copperfield is the unconventional Dickens considered as his 'favourite child' and is taken into account his so much autobiographical. As David recounts his adventure from youth to the invention of his vocation as a profitable novelist, Dickens attracts overtly and revealingly on his personal existence. one of the gloriously bright forged of characters are David's tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his wonderful, yet finally unworthy, school-friend Steerforth; his bold aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the ceaselessly humble, but treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enthralling Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one in every of literature's nice comedian creations.

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Nothing could be weaker, she knew very well, than (in the United States) to apply that term too literally; nevertheless, it would represent a reality if one were to say that, by distinction, 56 the Chancellors belonged to the bourgeoisie—the oldest and best. They might care for such a position or not (as it happened, they were very proud of it), but there they were, and it made Mrs. Farrinder seem provincial (there was something provincial, after all, in the way she did her hair too) not to understand.

Olive Chancellor was determined to look him straight in the face as she said this; her sense of the way it might strike him operated as a cogent, not as a deterrent, reason. " cried the young Mississippian, radiant, and clasping his hands. She thought him very handsome as he said this, but reflected that unfortunately men didn't care for the truth, especially the new kinds, in proportion as they were good-looking. She had, however, a moral resource 37 that she could always fall back upon; it had already been a comfort to her, on occasions of acute feeling, that she hated men, as a class, anyway.

Oh, thank you," said Basil Ransom. "Is it a party? " "No; Miss Birdseye doesn't give parties. " "Oh, well, we have had our dinner," Ransom rejoined, laughing. His hostess sat silent a moment, with her eyes on the ground; she looked at such times as if she were hesitating greatly between several things she might say, all so important that it was difficult to choose. "I think it might interest you," she remarked presently. "You will hear some discussion, if you are fond of that. 33 Perhaps you wouldn't agree," she added, resting her strange eyes on him.

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