The novel traces the life of David Copperfield from the time of his birth to his mature manhood, when he is married and familiar with the vicissitudes of life. His early years are enjoyable with his mother — who was widowed shortly before his birth — and with her servant, Peggotty. Life is happy for David until his mother decides to marry Mr. Murdstone; afterward, life becomes unbearable for David. He is soon sent to a miserable school where he becomes friendly with James Steerforth, a fellow student.
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I have just reread this after some years and find that there is much
In the story to cause me ,and no doubt other readers ,to reflect on
The choices we have made In life and how they have shaped the way we have lived.
Some events we can not change, but as we reflect we may change
Our attitude to people and situations and so allow our remaining time
To become more fruitful ?
Apple thinks I should review Charles Dickens
HOWEVER, being a conceited person, I shall.
It was alright. Actually, it was unputdownable. The plot devices were kind of see through, although I’m not entirely sure that that isn’t because Dickens’ mastery of storytelling and style hasn’t become part of our culture so deeply that it’s as difficult to see and detect as air.
I have never before read Dickens. I will again.
A masterpiece without equal!