Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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.


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