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David Copperfield

[dey-vid kop-er-feeld] /ˈdeɪ vɪd ˈkɒp ərˌfild/
noun
1.
a novel (1850) by Charles Dickens.
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  • "The 'David Copperfield' is for monsieur's present tomorrow," she said, laughingly.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • I have the book here prepared—some scenes from David Copperfield.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • In Russia he had begun the translation of 'David Copperfield.'

  • You remind me of Dora, the child-wife, in David Copperfield.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • The pictures in his mind were evolved from his reading of "David Copperfield."

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
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(1849–1850) A novel by Charles Dickens, largely the story of Dickens's own life. David Copperfield is sent away to work at a very young age and grows to manhood over the course of the book. The account of David's grim boyhood was designed to expose the cruel conditions of child labor in Britain at the time.

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