Confession number one: I’ve never read David Copperfield. or seen the movie. truthfully, I don’t even know what it’s about.
Confession number two: I’ve not read Charles Dickens, period. well, except for an excerpt of ‘A Christmas Carol’ that was in a Christmas anthology I was gifted once. I have seen various versions of it on film & stage though.
I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m not that familiar with Dickens. I’ve heard of Oliver Twist and Great Expectations and even have A Tale of Two Cities on my bookshelf, though I’ve yet to actually read it, but I’m only aware of the most basic of story lines.
Great Expectations=Pip, also an orphan
A Tale of Two Cities= “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.
I do enjoy reading and I’ve read a variety of books through the years but for some unknown reason the works of Charles Dickens have not been among them. my formal edumacation has been severely lacking.
So if Richard does end up recording an audio book of David Copperfield for Audible, like has been hinted at on Twitter, he will be reaching at least one person who has not had prior knowledge or experience of it.
instruct me, Richard. I’m your willing pupil!