Personalized Edition of Charles Dickens Novel Offers New Insight
A signed copy of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens has revealed some of the classic author’s superstitious nature.
He sent the copy to a tool manufacturer named William Brookes who gifted him a case of cutlery. He sent the book in order to dispel his superstition that giving a knife as a gift will sever a friendship. To combat this, the receiver must send a gift or a coin in return.
David Copperfield was a very autobiographical novel for Dickens and also his favourite.
This special copy of the novel (with a letter from Dickens included) is expected to auction for around £50,000 on June 13th in London.