My name is David Copperfield and I was born in the county of Suffolk, in the east of England. This book is the story of my life. Will I be the hero of my own story? You must read it and decide for yourself. When David Copperfield's father dies, his mother is forced to marry Edward Murdstone, a cruel and domineering man. David's early life is one of poverty and hardship. Finally the young boy runs away to Dover and takes refuge with a lost aunt. David goes on to make many friends and finds great success, but he must endure much suffering and loss along the way. - Notes about the life of Charles Dickens- Notes about the story- Points for Understanding comprehension questions- Glossary of difficult vocabulary- Free resources including worksheets, tests and author data sheets.