I finished David Copperfield, not having read it when I was young. It is the story of a boy who is left fatherless, then mistreated by his new step-father, then orphaned young. It's a sad tale that ends well, exploring issues of character and growth. This, Charles Dickens's eighth novel, was published in serial form in 1849 and 1850. It's often cited as his most autobiographical and best work. There's a website here that offers many resources. The book is available freely online, including here at online-literature, here at bibliomania and here at Adelaide.edu.
VictorianWeb has extensive information. The University of California Dickens Project is here.