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David Copperfield
David Copperfield
David Copperfield
Audiobook8 hours

David Copperfield

Written by Charles Dickens

Narrated by Pauline Huruguen

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Lorsqu'en 1850 il publie David Copperfield, Charles Dickens offre à ses lecteurs le premier roman qu'il ait écrit à la première personne, et, derrière l'histoire de son jeune héros, c'est aussi parfois la sienne qu'on peut lire. Mais ce que dessinent surtout les douloureuses premières années, le dur apprentissage de la vie dans une fabrique, puis la fuite et l'errance picaresque du jeune Copperfield, c'est un roman de formation où le personnage se fait son propre biographe. Il arrive alors qu'on ne sache pas si le réel évoqué est celui que l'enfant vécut au présent ou celui que l'adulte revisite au passé. Car, d'épreuve en épreuve, c'est une nouvelle image de soi que le narrateur peu à peu reconstruit, avant de devenir lui-même, à la fin du livre, un écrivain semblable à celui qui, dès le début, a pris la plume pour raconter sa vie - et nous offrir ce qui est encore aujourd'hui le plus grand roman anglais du XIXe siècle. Edition de Laurent Bury et Jean-Pierre Naugrette.
Release dateOct 18, 2018

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth, the second of eight children to John and Elizabeth Dickens. Dickens' father had great difficulty managing his affairs and was often under the burden of crushing debt, which culminated in his imprisonment in Marshalsea debtor's prison in 1824. As a result, Dickens was forced to leave school and begin work at a boot-blacking factory to assist in getting the family out of debt, an experience that would allow Dickens to sympathize with the plight of the poor and destitute that would last his entire life. Dickens took to writing immediately and, in 1833, he published his first story: A Dinner at Popular Walk in Monthly Magazine. The following year, he began writing under the pseudonym Boz and released a collection of short stories entitled Sketches by Boz in 1836. That same year he married Catherine Hogarth, daughter of the editor of the Evening Chronicle. They had 10 children before they separated in 1858. From 1836 to 1837, Dickens serialized what would become the novel The Pickwick Papers, which was an immediate sensation and became one of his most popular works, released in book form in 1837. Encouraged by this success, Dickens began writing at a furious and astonishing rate, producing (in serial form) some of his most favorite novels: Oliver Twist (1837-39), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-39), as well as The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge (1840-41). After that, Dickens barely paused for the rest of his career. He would regularly release a book ever year or so for the next two decades, including American Notes, his five Christmas Books (including, of course, A Christmas Carol), David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. Charles Dickens suffered a stroke on June 9, 1870 at died at Gad's Hill. Buried in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

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