David Copperfield / Charles Dickens ; produced by Audible, Inc..
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- ISBN: 9781536617191
- ISBN: 1536617199
- Physical Description: 3 audio discs (36 hr., 33 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Distributor: Newark, NJ : Audible, Inc. ; 
- Copyright: ℗2015 ©2016
|Participant or Performer Note:||Performed by Richard Armitage.|
|Summary, etc.:||David Copperfield escapes his cruel childhood and embarks on a journey to adulthood that features comedy, tragedy, love, heartbreak, friendship, and betrayal.|
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System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3 compatible software.
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From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Gr. 8-12. This is not the great classic novel but a few little-known episodes that Dickens excerpted from the book for his dramatic public readings. His performances were for adults who knew the book, and it's only readers familiar with the novel who will understand what's going on. This large-size volume is for teens interested in book illustration and dramatic performance. Marks (who illustrated Over the Hills and Far Away: A Book of Nursery Rhymes ) captures the romance and the comedy of the excerpts with watercolor paintings on every page. But generally this is theatrical Dickens for nostalgic adults. (Reviewed December 15, 1995)1558584536Hazel Rochman
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Gr 8 Up-Great Expectations is the better told of these two classics, but breaking down a 500-page work of literary fiction into 48 pages of graphic text is a much simpler task than retelling the nearly 1000 pages of David Copperfield in the same amount of space, and Morley relies heavily on captions, rather than dialogue, to summarize Copperfield's complicated life story. She does, however, do an able job of summarizing the major plot points, and this could make a big difference for struggling readers. In both books, Gelev's artwork fits the time period, with detailed costumes, houses, and other background scenery. The neutral tones suit Dickens's dank world, and Miss Havisham's ramshackle home and crumbling wedding feast are drawn as readers might picture them. It is doubtful, though, that they would return to these books as particular favorites. They are more useful as classroom resources for readers struggling with Dickens's prose than for a general graphic-novel readership.-Sarah Knutson, American Canyon Middle School, CA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.