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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2022, 4(11); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2022.041120.

On Charles Dickens’ Concerns about Children Development in David Copperfield


Xu Qiaoyan, Hu Mingzhu

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Xu Qiaoyan

Fuzhou Technology and Business University, Fuzhou, China


Charles Dickens is a great 19th century writer. His works constitute a realistic reflection of the social conditions of that time. David Copperfield is the author’s favorite into which he draws a lot from his childhood experiences. This paper is aimed at exploring his deep concerns about children development in it. Through the narration of David’s miserable childhood, Dickens exposes to readers the deteriorating social, family and school environment for children’s physical and mental health, and also proposes some suggestions. This exploration is sure to urge modern people’s concerns and improvement of children development.


Charles Dickens; David Copperfield; Concerns; Children Development

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Xu Qiaoyan, Hu Mingzhu. On Charles Dickens’ Concerns about Children Development in David Copperfield. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 11: 113-117. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2022.041120.


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