In David Copperfield, Charles Dickens crafts a novel that unerringly recreates a bygone era. Considered to be the most autobiographical of all his works, the author’s penchant for colorful tangents and embellished eloquence is in full force in this tale. Dickens at his best, he tells the story of a very different type of hero and monster. The hero is young David Copperfield, and the monsters are adults who come into his life under the guise of protector or school master. This is a must-read British classic.