Our Novel


For the 2020-2021 year, we will be reading and discussing David Copperfield. Charles Dickens originally published the novel in monthly installments between 1849 and 1850.

 

The story follows the novel's  eponymous character as he tries to determine if he truly is the hero of his own life. In addition to David, the book offers a plethora of other fascinating characters, including Betsey Trotwood, Peggotty, Mr. Barkis (who is always willin'), Little Em'ly, Mr. and Mrs. Micawber, and the odious Uriah Heep.

 

Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”) provided the original illustrations for the novel, and if you get the Penguin edition, you should be able to see them, as well as have access to thorough footnotes.

 

We hope you will join us in our year-long examination of this remarkable book!