Edwardian Novelty Silver Figural Bookmark Charles Dickens 'David Copperfield'

J F FRADLEY, NEW YORK c1901 - 1910
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A rare early 20th century American novelty silver figural Bookmark, depicting the character David Copperfield from Charles Dickens novel of the same name.

By J F Fradley, New York, c1901 - 1910

£320.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
107  mm (4.21 inches)
W
28  mm (1.10 inches)
Weight
13.00 Grams (0.42 troy ounces)
Country
New York
Stock Code
TRS060418G
Medium
Silver
Literature
David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens. The novel's full title is The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account). It was first published as a serial in 1849–50, and as a book in 1850.
Narrator of the story modelled after Dickens's life. Begins life with his widowed mother and their maid, Peggotty. When his mother marries Mr. Murdstone his life becomes miserable. He is sent to Creakle's school where he meets Steerforth and Traddles. After the death of his mother he goes to work at Murdstone and Grinby and is lodged with the Micawbers. David runs away to live with his aunt Betsy Trotwood in Dover. He later marries his employer Spenlow's daughter, Dora. Dora dies and David marries longtime friend, Agnes Wickfield. David, like Dickens, becomes a successful author in David Copperfield.