David Copperfield

[ dey-vid kop-er-feeld ]

  1. a novel (1850) by Charles Dickens.

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How to use David Copperfield in a sentence

  • By the next meeting the first committee should be ready to give an afternoon program on one novel, say "David Copperfield."

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  • Betsy Trotwood, David Copperfield's aunt, though brusque and eccentric, was otherwise eminently sane and practical.

  • Mrs. Thurston had supposed Bab was deep in reading the history of David Copperfield, which lay open on her lap.

  • As a Reading, it always seemed to us, that "David Copperfield" was cut down rather distressingly.

  • His rule in life, in this way, he has himself clearly explained in the forty-second chapter of David Copperfield.

Cultural definitions for David Copperfield

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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