David Copperfield

David Copperfield

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gutenberg By gutenberg Updated Jul 22, 2010

DAVID COPPERFIELD

By Charles Dickens

PREFACE TO 1850 EDITION

I do not find it easy to get sufficiently far away from this Book, in the first sensations of having finished it, to refer to it with the composure which this formal heading would seem to require. My interest in it, is so recent and strong; and my mind is so divided between pleasure and regret--pleasure in the achievement of a long design, regret in the separation from many companions--that I am in danger of wearying the reader whom I love, with personal confidences, and private emotions.

Besides which, all that I could say of the Story, to any purpose, I have endeavoured to say in it.

It would concern the reader little, perhaps, to know, how sorrowfully the pen is laid down at the close of a two-years' imaginative task; or how an Author feels as if he were dismissing some portion of himself into the shadowy world, when a crowd of the creatures of his brain are going from him for ever. Yet, I have nothing else to tell; u...

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Zaynahb1 Zaynahb1 May 07, 2017
The beginning is at the end for some, the starting point at the end for others.  What an ending!
oasbdgr oasbdgr Aug 21, 2016
I had to stop for a good five minutes to laugh hard at this 😂.
alexrunet alexrunet Feb 07, 2015
One of the most importnsnt and fantastic works of the english literature."David Copperfield" shows Dickens incredible storytelling in an impressive manner
FramedIllusions FramedIllusions Dec 07, 2014
Please read my story, it was entitled "Young life of Boy Joe".