Published alongside Armando Iannucci's new film, The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Tilda Swinton and Ben Whishaw. Introduced by Armando Iannucci.
'This is no dusty relic, but instead something sparkling and modern' Armando Iannucci
In a wildly eventful life, David Copperfield moves from the cruelty of his stepfather's care to the heights of success as a beloved and respected novelist. On his journey through Victorian society, he endures bitter treatment as a labourer, wins the approval of his formidable aunt, finds himself an education - and a career, falls in love, and expands his circle of acquaintance to include true, false and marvellously eccentric friends. Dickens's own favourite among his novels, The Personal History of David Copperfield is a classic of comedy and tragedy that never ceases to surprise and delight.