Dickens is a major English novelist. He is studied all over the English knowing world today and much work has been done on him by now. 'David Copperfield' is regarded as his best novel and is often prescribed in Indian universities as a text book. The aim of the present study has been to focus the attention of students on the salient features of the novel and its excellent qualities. A glance at the contents of the book will reveal its utility for the examinees as also the general readers. Efforts have been made to present relevant material in a concise, clear and simple style. All hair-splitting and controversial wrangling have been avoided. For the use of really brilliant students selected critical opinions have been printed separately in a collected form and not allowed to burden answers to typical university questions.