David Copperfield

[ dey-vid -kop-er-feeld ]
/ ˈdeɪ vɪd ˈkɒp ərˌfild /

noun

a novel (1850) by Charles Dickens.

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David Copperfield

(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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