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|David Copperfield illustration|
David Copperfield is said to be somewhat biographical.
Dickens began publishing stories in 1833 when he was just 21 years old. He generally published his stories in magazines, in serial form, meaning that every few pages, there is a suspenseful moment, designed to bring the reader back next month to buy the next installment. This method enhances the page-turner quality of all of his novels. He was immensely popular in his day, engaging in many public readings around Britain as well as during two trips to the U.S.
|Charles Dickens by Ary Scheffer, 1855; NPG, London|