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David Copperfield


Project Gutenberg™ E-text of David Copperfield
This Project Gutenberg™ etext is a public domain work distributed by Professor Michael S. Hart through the Project Gutenberg™ Association at Benedictine University.

Other Dickens works available through Project Gutenberg™ include:
Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty
The Lamplighter, a Farce in One Act
Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices
Little Dorrit
Martin Chuzzlewit
Mudfog and Other Sketches
Nicholas Nickleby
Oliver Twist
Our Mutual Friend
Sketches of Young Couples
Sketches of Young Gentlemen
Sunday Under Three Heads
To Be Read at Dusk
The Uncommercial Traveller

Portrait of the Artist as a Minor Character
Author David Gates examines the appeal of this beloved novel in this essay drawn from his introduction to the Modern Library's edition of David Copperfield.

David Copperfield: The Phiz Illustrations
Born Hablot Knight Browne, "Phiz" (a pseudonym chosen to complement Dickens's "Boz") worked with Dickens for 23 years, illustrating ten novels including David Copperfield. Those illustrations are collected here, with extracts from the relevant chapters.

Discussion of Dickens's David Copperfield
The Victorian Web at Brown University, a scholarly and educational web site honored by more than two dozen organizations, hosts three critical essays about David Copperfield. Anthony Lake, a member of the faculty of Humanities and Letters at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, explores the haunting metaphors that pervade Copperfield in "Ghosts, Bodies, Selves and Others in David Copperfield." Deniz Ceylan delivered her essay on "Intimidation and Embarrassment in Conversations of Dickens's Novels" at the 1998 conference "Charles Dickens and His Work." Also reprinted is "Laughter and Point of View," a chapter from Dickens and the Rhetoric of Laughter by James R. Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California. The site also contains materials on Dickens' background and other works.

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens
A thorough compilation of information and links collected by Ritva Raesmaa at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

The Dickens Page
This English-language site maintained by Mitsuharu Matsuoka at Nagoya University in Japan includes links to e-texts of Dickens's works, critical essays, reader's guides, and a bibliography. Some destinations (notably, a Dickens discussion board) require a Japanese browser.

The Dickens Project
The Dickens Project, founded in 1981 at the University of California at Santa Cruz, creates opportunities for collaborative research on Dickens and the Victorian age, and disseminates research findings through annual conferences, institutes, and publications. It supports the professional development of graduate students and produces curricular material for teaching Victorian literature at both secondary and post-secondary levels.

David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
This site from a Dickens aficionado provides links to a Dickens timeline, a London map, and in-depth character descriptions from a wide selection of Dickens novels. Since its debut in 1997, this site has won notice from assorted British and American organizations, and several school, curriculum and teacher resource portals link to it.

Discovering Dickens
A learning resource for school-age children that has kids surf the net and complete "missions" that eventually help solve the "Dickens mystery." The site is created and maintained by SCORE (Schools of California Online Resources).

Charles Dickens Gad's Hill Place
A fun site that provides online games, quotations, and fun facts about Dickens's life and works. The site is designed and maintained by Perry Web Consulting as a demonstration of their services. The site has earned recognition from several design organizations.

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Bibliography


David Copperfield
Bloom, Harold ed. Charles Dickens's David Copperfield. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.

Buckley, Jerome H. ed. David Copperfield: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Criticism. New York and London: W.W. Norton, 1990.

Woolf, Virginia. "David Copperfield." The Moment and Other Essays. London: Hogarth, 1947.


Charles Dickens
Ackroyd, Peter. Dickens. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Davis, Paul. Charles Dickens A to Z: The Essential Reference to his Life and Work. Checkmark Books, 1998.

Dickens, Mary Angela and Charles. Children's Stories from Dickens. Derrydale, 1998.

Epstein, Norrie. The Friendly Dickens: Being a Good-Natured Guide to the Art and Adventures of the Man Who Invented Scrooge. New York: Viking, 1998.

Forster, John. Life of Charles Dickens. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1976.

Griest, Guinevere L. Mudie's Circulating Library and the Victorian Novel. Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1970.

Hardwick, John M. D. and M. G., comp. The Charles Dickens Encyclopedia. New York: Scribner, 1973.

Kincaid, James R. Dickens and the Rhetoric of Laughter. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.

Martin, Christopher. Dickens. Rourke, 1990.

Patten, Robert L. Charles Dickens and His Publishers. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978.

Pool, Daniel. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist -- the Facts of Daily Life in 19th-Century England. New York: Touchstone Books, 1994.

Stanley, Diane, and Venemma, Peter. Charles Dickens. New York: Morrow, 1993. (For younger readers)


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