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Free David Copperfield kindle ò eBook 9780679783411 å ❴Epub❵ ❥ David Copperfield Author Charles Dickens – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Hugely admired by Tolstoy David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life Its eponymous hero orphaned as a boy grows up to discover lHugely admired by Tolstoy David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life Its eponymous hero orphaned as a boy grows up to discover love and happiness heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of ecce DAVID COPPERFIELD MASTER VILLAINoh you architect of doomyour devious passivity and willful naivete know no boundariesyour crimes are manyyour poor doting mother hustled off to an early grave and you do nothingyou repay the Murdstones' attempts at improvement with intransigence and a savage biteyou return Mr Creakle's guiding hand with laziness and scornyou do nothing as your idol Steerforth humiliates Mr Mellyou run from honest work in a factory you must be too good for thatyou impose upon your poor dear aunt Betsy Trotwoodyou immediately discount poor umble Uriah Heep how dare you condescend to himyou say nothing as Rosa Dartle defames good honest people over dinneryou introduce that atrocious snake Steerforth to those good honest peopleyou terrorize your poor landladyyour drunken shenanigans with Steerforth are revolting good Agnes was no doubt secretly appalledyou caution Traddles to avoid generosity with Micawber mind your own business Iagoyou stalk your boss's daughter only Jip recognizes your villainyyou entangle poor Julia Mills in your schemingyou attempt to extract money from your workplace but fortunately Mr Spenlow and his partner are wise to your gambitsyou continue to stalk poor innocent Dora even after her father's untimely death and no doubt your villainy was the cause of thatyou bind Dora to you the poor doomed natural you set the servants against her you make her hold your pens you tyrantyou help Uriah Heep cause a good Doctor much stress you cast aspersions on that Doctor's own wife her cousin their marriageyou strike the poor umble Uriah Heep across the face a resounding blowyou monster berating and improving Dora to an early grave the poor natural the innocent child wife even Jip dies at your feetyou humiliate and drive away the poor umble Uriah Heepyou allow poor honest Ham to plunge into the sea to his deathyou fail to save your friend Steerforth from his own watery death you allow Rosa Dartle to heap abuse upon his grieving motheryou laughingly exile two families to criminal Australiayou secretly gloat and sneer while witnessing the very proper Mr Lattimer and poor umble Uriah Heep behind barsyour most dastardly deed stringing along the good Agnes for decades and finally you bind her to you in a long game marriage plot i fear for her safetyoh Diabolic Doadyoh you monstrous villain David Copperfield

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Ntrics innocents and villains Praising Dickens's power of invention Somerset Maugham wrote There were never such people as the Micawbers Peggotty and Barkis Traddles Betsey Trotwood and Mr Dick Uriah Heep and his mother They are fa Call it an act of heresy but I’m abandoning this I’ve got to page 600 which means I’ve only another 150 pages to go but I’ve completely lost interest The characters are too one dimensional and you can see the plot coming as if it’s daubed in road marking paint I’ve read all of Dickens’ novels except the early ones and mostly loved them except for Tale of two Cities and the reason I’d never read this was I believed mistakenly it was another early one However it reads like an early one so I wasn’t completely mistaken By which I mean it’s lathered with sentimentality It was Dickens’ favourite of his novels which I find odd and doesn’t say much for his critical faculties but explains to me why he never uite excised the sentimental strain in his writing he simply couldn’t see it Because the sentimentality is like a sickly sweet smell on virtually every page of this novel Perhaps because of its autobiographical nature he enjoyed writing this a bit too much When an author gets carried away with the delights of his own story perhaps the inner editor goes into abeyance It doesn’t begin well David as a character reminded me of the AI in Stephen Spielberg’s film of the same name except unlike the AI his programming as irreproachable child never falters We’re presented with a moral universe of absolutes There’s no nuance Mr and Miss Murdstone are pantomime baddies as lacking in subtlety as their name suggests; Peggoty his nurse is a paragon of virtue David as child isn’t any kind of child I recognise He’s never mischievous or unruly Cruelty has no meaningful effect on his character He’s never capable of irrational response – good people after all can still be highly irritating and bad people fascinating and especially authoritative But only good people have authority for David which basically means he will never develop much as a character which he doesn’t David is a neutered foolproof moral touchstone The novel throughout has a pantomime binary moral system A character with one or two exceptions is either wholly good or wholly bad So the first 100 pages were a bit of a struggle for me I found Peggoty and the evil Murdstones tiresomely predictable It was therefore a massive relief when the morally ambiguous Steerforth arrives on the scene Finally we sense David might evolve from a potted plastic flower into one rooted in soil and subject to weather Finally we see his moral judgements are subject to error Finally we see the possibility of him being influenced by something other than unadulterated virtue Unfortunately though Dickens soon repeats the early template of moral absolutes with a new set of characters And Steerforth the only character capable of messing with David’s programmed predictability vanishes from the novel There’s no character development in this novel Even as an adult David still seems like a ten year old No surprise then that he falls in love with a female counterpart – an adult ten year old female Before reading this I would have nominated Dorothea and Casaubon in Middlemarch if someone had asked me which couple in the history of literature I found it most difficult to imagine having sex together However David and Dora now get that award In fact sex like everything else that happens to him has no notable effect on his character The moral light in this novel is glaring; it hurts the eyes No surprise then that the unpredictable dark charge of sex is hostile to its regulated lighting system and so ignored Of course it’s not all bad The sentence writing is consistently brilliant And as ever Dickens creates his characters with the startled wide eyed wonder of a child – always they have an almost hallucinated detailed vividness that larger than life uality a single oddball defining trait with which we tend to see grownups as children We magnify one detail which comes to represent the person in uestion It was probably his most inspired feature his ability to see the world through the eyes of a child but narrate his findings with the elouence of an adult Dickens has never been a great psychologist; he doesn’t have much to say about the inner life; his terrain is generally surfaces The surface of this novel reminded me of a gaudy birthday card with embossed pink hearts and ribbons splashed all over it For me Dickens is the master purveyor of the novel as light entertainment But this was soap opera than novel

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David CopperfieldNtastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imaginationyou can never uite forget themThis Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes a new Introduction by Pulitzer Prize finalist David Gates in addition to new explanatory note David Copperfield is an early ueer novel by Charles Dickens It follows David Copperfield a gay man in early 19th century England as he tries to seduce and betroth another gay man James Steerforth Copperfield first sets his eyes on Steerforth at Salem House where they both must subdue their love for each other giving their age difference and the society of the time However as the novel progresses Copperfield and Steerforth live openly as a homosexual couple Their relationship comes into peril when Dora Spenlow a jealous fag hag refuses to continue living as Copperfield's beard and forces him to marry her Thus Copperfield and Steerforth break apart All seems lost until Copperfield befriends Tommy Traddles another boy whose acuaintance he had made at Salem House They partake in a salubrious love affair to which Dickens pens several hundred pages of steamy man on man action However once again this relationship is cast into peril by that bitter old ueen Uriah HeepUriah Heep is a mean gay and the epitome of masc4masc culture Heep sees Copperfield as fit young otter and attempts to kill off Traddles by throwing pearls beneath his feet à la Showgirls However his plan is spoiled after his findom daddy Mr Micawber the man who famously threw the first brick at Stonewall repossess his pearls because Heep refuses to send him any daguerreotypes of his feetOr in other words David Copperfield is of the same from Dickens More straight forward than some of his previous novels Dickens instead relies on verisimilitude rather than ridiculousness in order to tell this story It is a pity as the outrageous Dickens is the I enjoy him However despite this novel only receiving three stars from me it is still better than most novels ever written It is only 'three stars' within Dickens' own bibliography and not the greater Western canon It probably would have been four stars if he had included chapters with Miss Mowcher