David Copperfield (Edited Classic)
When David Copperfields widowed mother remarries, David suffers from his stepfathers abuse. At age 8, David is sent away to a harsh school where the principal routinely beats the students. Davids circumstances become even worse when he is removed from school and, at age 10, forced to labor from morning to night in a London warehouse. David then decides to take desperate action. He will run away to his great-aunt, who lives in Dover. Having never met her, David doesnt know whether shell welcome him or reject him. With almost no money, no food, and inadequate clothing, he sets out on a journey that will change his life.
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|Lexile ® Measure||740L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Charles Dickens|
|Age Groups||Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18|