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David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Charles Dickens

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-136-7
Trim Size: 6 1/4 x 9 7/8

Product Description

The classic, definitive, world-famous Nonesuch Press edition of 1937, finally available again and bound in leather and linen

The text in these stunning volumes is taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition, which became known as the Charles Dickens edition and was the last edition to be corrected by the author himself. The Nonesuch edition contains full-color illustrations selected by Dickens himself, by artists including Hablot Knight Browne ( Phiz ), George Cruikshank, John Leech, Robert Seymour, and George Cattermole.

The Nonesuch Dickens reproduces the original elegance of these beautiful editions. Books are printed on natural cream-shade high quality stock, quarter bound in bonded leather with cloth sides, include a ribbon marker, and feature special printed endpapers. Each volume is wrapped in a protective, clear acetate jacket.

The books are available as individual volumes, or as sets. The six-volume set contains Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Christmas Books, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations together with Hard Times. The three-volume set contains A Tale of Two Cities, Little Dorrit, and The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

About David Copperfield
Like many fond parents, wrote Charles Dickens, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is David Copperfield. First published in book form in November 1850, Dickens own favorite among his works is his most autobiographical novel, boasting a wealth of adventure and suspense as well as an unparalleled gallery of the author s most memorable characters including Mr Murdstone, David Copperfield's evil guardian and owner of the wine-bottling factory where David makes his living under appalling conditions, the snake-like Uriah Heap whose vanity leads him to cruelty, Mr Micawber, one of literature's funniest characters, and the kind, generous Peggottys, representing all that is good even in the face of adversity.

Praise for The Nonesuch Dickens
No more handsome edition of Dickens has yet appeared, nor is it easy to conceive of any which might surpass this one. The Scotsman

The Nonesuch Press was founded by Francis Meynell in 1923 and produced some of the most elegant books published in the first half of the twentieth century. The Nonesuch Dickens was limited to 877 sets and each set sold for fifty-six guineas, the equivalent of roughly $5,000 today.

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