(e)Book Read! David Copperfield (CP 2011)
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1850) First sentence: "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show." P. 99: "I could not restrain my eye from resting for an instant on a red spot upon it; but it was not so red as I turned, when I met that sinister expression in his face." Last sentence: "O Agnes, O my soul, so may thy face be by me when I close my life indeed; so may I, when realities are melting from me, like the shadows which I now dismiss, still find thee near me, pointing upward!" I finally finished this book, I think it took me more than four weeks. But that was not because I didn't like it, but because these last weeks have been rather busy. This was not the first book I read from Dickens, but it was for me one of his best. It tells the story of a coming of age of a boy and of his life as an adult. There are many typically Dickensian characters and events, but that off course is why I read Dickens.