Preface to 1850 Edition

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Historical | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Preface to 1850 Edition

David Copperfield was published monthly, from May, 1849, to November, 1850.  As was Dickens's custom, immediately after its serial publication, the parts were consolidated into a single volume. 

The year 1850 was striking for two other autobiographical works in which memory is not just a means but an end, Wordsworth's The Prelude and Tennyson's In Memoriam.

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