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David Copperfield
David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens

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Movies

David Copperfield, 1935

This production of David Copperfield, by the famous director George Cukor, features some film greats, including Lionel Barrymore, Basil Rathbone (who played Sherlock Holmes a bit later on), and Elsa Lanchester (the Bride of Frankenstein!).

David Copperfield, 1966

This one we want to see! It's stars Ian McKellen when he was a little boy. Yes, that Ian McKellen – the one who plays Gandalf and Magneto!

David Copperfield, 1969

This one starred Richard Attenborough (who is awesome) and Laurence Olivier (who is famous).

David Copperfield, 1993

The…animated…version? With animals? What? This one is also notable because it features the voice talents of Julian Lennon, John Lennon's son.

David Copperfield, 1999

This one stars tiny, tiny Daniel Radcliffe, long before he ever became Harry Potter. It also has Maggie Smith, who plays Mrs. McGonagall in the Harry Potter films. And Ian McKellen, the aforementioned Gandalf and Magneto, is in this one, too.

Images

Charles Dickens Looking Miserable

That's quite the beard he's sporting there.

Another Image of Dickens Looking Miserable

We feel bad for the guy – he always looks like the world's ending in these pictures.

Websites

Resource and Tribute to Dickens' David Copperfield

A thorough introduction to the novel, and an excellent general reference site.

A Charles Dickens Journal

Oh my gosh, we love this. It doesn't have entries for every year yet, but this is a year-by-year breakdown of the events of Charles Dickens's life. And considering how much he packed into those 58 years, it's a pretty cool list.

David Perdue's David Copperfield Page

An introduction not only to David Copperfield, but also to Dickens's biography. Contains a tiny map of the southeast of England where David Copperfield takes place.

Hablot Knight Browne, a.k.a. "Phiz"

A great biography of one of Dickens's illustrators, Phiz, also known as Hablot Knight Browne. (Hablot? Really?) Phiz illustrated many of Dickens's early, more comedic works, including David Copperfield, but they stopped collaborating around the publication of Great Expectations.

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