Charles Dickens David Copperfield audiobook

Charles Dickens David Copperfield audiobook

Charles Dickens David Copperfield audiobook
Charles Dickens David Copperfield audiobook

“Preface”

 

“01 – Chapter 1 – I Am Born”

“02 – Chapter 2 – I Observe”

“03 – Chapter 3 – I Have A Change”

“04 – Chapter 4 – I Fall Into Disgrace”

“05 – Chapter 5 – I Am Sent Away From Home”

“06 – Chapter 6 – I Enlarge My Circle Of Acquaintance”

“07 – Chapter 7 – My First Half At Salem House”

“08 – Chapter 8 – My Holidays,Especially One Happy Afternoon”

“09 – Chapter 9 – I Have A Memorable Birthday”

“10 – Chapter 10 – I Become Neglected,And Am Provided For”

“11 – Chapter 11 – I Begin Life On My Own Account,And Dont Like It”

“12 – Chapter 12 – Liking Life On My Own Account No Better,I Form A Great Resolution”

“13 – Chapter 13 – The Sequel Of My Resolution”

“14 – Chapter 14 – My Aunt Makes Up Her Mind About Me”

“15 – Chapter 15 – I Make Another Beginning”

“16 – Chapter 16 – I Am A New Boy In More Senses Than One”

“17 – Chapter 17 – Sombody Turns Up”

“18 – Chapter 18 – A Retrospective”

“19 – Chapter 19 – I Look About Me,And Make A Discovery”

“20 – Chapter 20 – Steerforth’s Home”

“21 – Chapter 21 – Little Em’ly”

“22 – Chapter 22 – Some Old Scenes,And Some New People”

“23 – Chapter 23 – I Corroborate Mr.Dick,And Choose A Profession”

“24 – Chapter 24 – My First Dissipation”

“25 – Chapter 25 – Good And Bad Angels”

“26 – Chapter 26 – I Fall Into Captivity”

“27 – Chapter 27 – Tommy Traddles”

“28 – Chapter 28 – Mr.Micawbers Gauntlet”

“29 – Chapter 29 – I Visit Steerforths House Again”

“30 – Chapter 30 – A Loss”

“31 – Chapter 31 – A Greater Loss”

“32 – Chapter 32 – The Beginning of a Long Journey”

“33 – Chapter 33 – Blissful”

“34 – Chapter 34 – My Aunt Astonishes Me”

“35 – Chapter 35 – Depression”

“36 – Chapter 36 – Enthusiasm”

“37 – Chapter 37 – A Little Cold Water”

“38 – Chapter 38 – A Dissolution of Partnership”

“39 – Chapter 39 – Wickfield and Heep”

“40 – Chapter 40 – The Wanderer”

“41 – Chapter 41 – Dora’s Aunts”

 

“42 – Chapter 42 – Mischief”

“43 – Chapter 43 – Another Retrospect”

“44 – Chapter 44 – Our Housekeeping”

“45 – Chapter 45 – Mr. Dick Fulfils My Aunt’s Predictions”

“46 – Chapter 46 – Intelligence”

“47 – Chapter 47 – Martha”

“48 – Chapter 48 – Domestic”

“49 – Chapter 49 – I Am Involved In Mystery”

“50 – Chapter 50 – Mr.Peggotty’s Dream Comes True”

“51 – Chapter 51 – The Beginning of a Longer Journey”

“52 – Chapter 52 – I Assist At An Explosion”

“53 – Chapter 53 – Another Retrospect”

“54 – Chapter 54 – Mr. Micawber’s Transactions”

“55 – Chapter 55 – Tempest”

“56 – Chapter 56 – The New Wound, And The Old”

“57 – Chapter 57 – The Emigrants”

“58 – Chapter 58 – Absence”

“59 – Chapter 59 – Return”

“60 – Chapter 60 – Agnes”

“61 – Chapter 61 – I Am Shown Two Interesting Penitents”

“62 – Chapter 62 – A Light Shines On My Way”

“63 – Chapter 63 – A Visitor”

“64 – Chapter 64 – A Last Retrospect”

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I have just finished reading this masterpiece and can only wonder at the small number of reviews of Dickens novels on our site.

Yes, certainly, Dickens wrote very long novels (too long would say some). But this allows a certain deepening of the main characters and the presence of a large number of secondary characters (often unforgettable).

Yes, also, Dickens sometimes has (often will say …) characters a little too Manichean but this is not always the case and this especially concerns the secondary characters while the main characters are more nuanced.

Yes, too, Dickens sets up coincidences often too good to be true in his stories, but this allows him to intensify the action and this is a frequent characteristic among almost all the authors of the 19th century (Balzac, Zola, Dumas, Hugo, … to name a few on the French side).

Besides these few faults that do not bother me, what power, what sensitivity, what humor, …

Dickens has transcended his difficult childhood and passed on to us the art of trying to improve and marvel at simple joys …

“David Copperfield” takes up, within the framework of a novel, a certain number of experiences lived by Dickens and this “sentimental education” was his favorite work (he describes it as favorite child in his preface).

David Copperfield became through this story like an imaginary friend who would have told me his life …

David Copperfield did not know his father, he was born and raised with his mother and their servant Peggoty who is like a second mother for both David and his mother. When his mother remarries Mr Murdstone and Miss Murstone his sister comes to live with them it is the end for them of a peaceful and tender life.
David is sent to a strict and harsh boarding house while his mother lives under the Murstone yoke. When his mother died, a life of misery awaited young David who dreamed of education.
The existence of David Copperfield unfolds before the eyes of the reader lulled by great misfortunes and great happiness.

A book which is a monument since it is over 1000 pages to the delight of the reader whose pleasure continues for a long time.
I read in one of the comments that the style has “aged badly”, I do not agree. It is a classic so the style is necessarily but it has certainly not “aged badly”! A very well written book, a neat style which reads with ease and which makes us rediscover the art of well written novels.

The characters are endearing for some, others are completely hateful. The protagonists that I preferred are David and Pegotty of course but I had a very special crush for David’s great-aunt: Betsy Trotwood who is a character apart with his strong character, his kindness and his sensitivity that she tries to hide under a mask of coldness and firmness and especially her eccentricities!

This touching and very cruel story is told in words whose realism and sensitivity cannot make us think that there is not a background of truth and experience behind it all. Sad thing about this little boy’s life. Some pages bring you tears.

The style is extraordinary, the beauty and the accuracy of the descriptions punctuated with small touches of humor, here and there, never cease to touch the reader and to make the character -David- only more touching and engaging. I also salute the finesse of the young character’s observations, which are sometimes not lacking in spiciness since the tenderness of his age and his little perspective on life do not allow him to interpret them.

Perhaps to read to those who say: “From my time …” We are well enlightened here on the precarious situation in which a child could find himself in the 19th century under certain circumstances of life that I could not develop here without revealing the content of this magnificent novel.

I also specify here that the book is voluminous, but that it is easy to read.

In short, a very good novel that combines feelings, humor, twists, adventure … and all this written with a majestic pen! TO READ!!!!

 

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