David Copperfield is the charming tale of a young boy's journey from an impoverished childhood in Victorian England to a renowned novelist. The story of David Copperfield brings to life some of the most beloved and notorious Dickens characters, including the wicked stepfather, Edward Murdstone; David's friend, Tommy Traddles; Agnes; and the bookkeeper Uriah Heep.
Charles Dickens authored a number of Victorian-era classics, but it is said that David Copperfield was his favorite and was perhaps intended as a veiled autobiography. In the preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens wrote, "Like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favorite child. And his name is David Copperfield."