B. J. Harrison Reads David Copperfield
Date: November 2020
Duration: 38 hours 40 minutes
David Copperfield was a little boy who grew up in an unfortunate family. His father died six months before David’s birth. Later his mother remarried to a cruel man who beat him up. David however fought back and bit him. This resulted in David getting sent to a boarding school which he did not finish because of his mother’s death. All in all, David’s life has been a string of misfortunes. His development from infancy to maturity happened unnecessarily fast. Will he still be able to succeed in life and overcome all these setbacks or will he fall victim to his circumstances like so many have before him?
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
Charles Dickens was an English author who lived in the period 1812 – 1870. He is regarded as one of the best and most influential authors of the Victorian era as he provided a portrait of the underclass and the poor conditions that people lived in in this period. This led to social awareness and furthered change. Charles Dickens’ style was a vivid combination of fantasy and realism, personal life experience and fiction, and because of the way he conveyed his ideas, his literature appealed to both the rich and the poor. Some of his best known works are 'David Copperfield', 'A Christmas Carol', 'Oliver Twist' and many more. His popularity remains strong today and it may be due to the fact that 'amid all the variety of 'readings', those of Mr. Charles Dickens stand alone' as 'The Times' wrote in 1868.