This classic must have been written during the time when authors were paid by the word, and paper was cheap. The language is flowery and rich. This imagery vivid, characters a captivating and I truly enjoyed the British phrasing.
But David Copperfield is a serious book, although it has uplifting moments. It brings the reader into the grim reality of 19th century England, which is a common theme of Dickens' fiction.
Charles Dickens pays a especial attention to the lower classes and the treatment of children – almost unbelievable to modern day readers.
Because of this fact, his work is that much more important, even though it is fiction, it is evidently grounded in the hard realities of Dickens'
time. A definite must read.