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David Copperfield (1849-50) è il romanzo più popolare e più scopertamente autobiografico di Dickens. Il piccolo David – alter ego dell’autore – rimasto orfano di padre sperimenta presto la durezza della vita: la crudeltà del patrigno, Mr. Murdstone; la sferza del tirannico maestro Creakle; la fatica del lavoro in fabbrica. Ma grazie alle cure della bizzarra zia Betsey, che lo aiuta a sistemarsi presso l’avvocato Wickfield e a terminare gli studi, David scoprirà la propria vocazione letteraria e riconquisterà il suo rango borghese. Impareggiabile nel raccontare paure ed emozioni dell’universo infantile, Dickens sfodera doti di acuto osservatore nel disegnare la galleria di tipi umani che ruota attorno al protagonista: da Mr. Micawber, sempre sull’orlo del fallimento ma capace del più genuino entusiasmo, all’ammirato compagno di studi Steerforth, che rivelerà da adulto la sua natura spregiudicata e viziosa, al servile e viscido Uriah Heep, il cattivo della storia. Con geniale esuberanza il romanzo intreccia commedia e tragedia sullo sfondo di una Londra prototipo della metropoli moderna e tetra incubatrice di miseria, solitudine, crimine.
- ISBN: 8811368278
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 928
DAVID COPPERFIELD: MASTER VILLAIN oh you architect of doom! your devious passivity and willful naivete know no boundaries! your crimes are many! your poor doting mother - hustled off to an early grave, and you do nothing! you repay the Murdstones' attempts at improvement with intransigence and a savage b Leggi tutto
Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge , based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. Charles Dickens can do no wrong, except perhaps keep around 100 pages of rather irrelevant tangents in this book. It was such a powerhouse of characterisation and world-building that I barely know where t Leggi tutto
898. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens. The novel's full title is The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account). It was f Leggi tutto
“This narrative is my written memory” , declares David Copperfield in the last section of this elephantine novel, a sentence that strongly implies an autobiographical imprint of the author in the making of his famous middle-class hero. But is that aspect what I most value of this work? Far from it. Th Leggi tutto
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 exc Leggi tutto
David Copperfield is a story about growing up. It is a story about understanding people; it is a story about understanding that our perceptions of people do not always match the reality of that person. We can idealise them. We can believe in them. We can love them. But that does not necessarily mean Leggi tutto
Status Report: Chapters 1 - 8 i had forgotten how much i love Dickens. the man is a master at the immersive experience. it is really easy for me to get sucked into the world he is so carefully constructing, to revel in all the extensive details, the lavish description, the almost overripe imagination Leggi tutto
"I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is DAVID COPPERFIELD" I have also a favorite author and his name is Charles Dickens. This novel is poetry. To truly appreciate the beauty of the English language, one must read David Copperfield. This book cannot be classified. It is a lov Leggi tutto
David Copperfield is an early queer 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 lov Leggi tutto
My first Dickens, this book came highly recommended to me and after jumping around this for almost three years I finally managed to read it this time. This book was also a big achievement for me in terms of classics last year. I started three classics, putting them on halt for other books at differe Leggi tutto
Mi sarei sentito assolutamente infelice se non fosse stato per i miei vecchi libri. Erano il mio unico conforto; ed io fui fedele a loro come loro lo furono a me.
Entrata annua, venti sterline, spesa annua, diciannove, diciannove e sei, risultato: felicità. Entrata annua, venti sterline; spesa annua, venti sterline e sei pence, risultato: sciagure.