Synopsis

'This is no dusty relic, but instead something sparkling and modern' Armando Iannucci

In a wildly eventful life, David Copperfield moves from the cruelty of his stepfather's care to the heights of success as a beloved and respected novelist. On his journey through Victorian society, he endures bitter treatment as a labourer, wins the approval of his formidable aunt, finds himself an education - and a career, falls in love, and expands his circle of acquaintance to include true, false and marvellously eccentric friends. Dickens's own favourite among his novels, The Personal History of David Copperfield is a classic of comedy and tragedy that never ceases to surprise and delight.

About the Publisher

Abacus

Abacus

Abacus is home to some of the world’s most renowned authors, including Donna Tartt, Gore Vidal, Jane Gardam, Primo Levi and Beryl Bainbridge. In 2013, we celebrated our 40th anniversary with the reissue of 18 of our classic books – a wonderfully diverse collection ranging from Douglas Coupland’s Generation X and Iain Banks’ The Wasp Factory, to Tom Holland’s Rubicon and Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Originally a non-fiction list with something of an ecological flavour, Abacus has evolved over the years to become one of the most renowned homes for quality fiction and non-fiction, and one with a particularly strong tradition in bestselling memoirs, notably Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom and historian William Woodruff's double No. 1 bestsellers The Road to Nab End and Beyond Nab End. Our non-fiction publishing grew further with the publication of books by some of the most influential writers in their fields, such as Tim Harford, Gillian Tett and Tom Holland, and our fiction publishing continues to go from strength to strength, driven by a new generation of novelists like Kevin Maher and A. D. Miller, who sit alongside global bestsellers like Anita Shreve and Candace Bushnell.

Book information

ISBN: 9780349144320
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Abacus
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 516g
Height: 199mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 48mm