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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

  • Dec 22, 2013 · 5:00 PM
  • Cathy's house

This classic story traces the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity. David was born in Blunderstone, Suffolk, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in 1820, six months after the death of his father. David spends his early years with his mother and their housekeeper, Peggotty. When he is seven years old, his mother re-marries Edward Murdstone. David is given good reason to dislike his stepfather and has similar feelings for Murdstone's sister Jane, who moves into the house soon afterwards. Murdstone attempts to thrash David for falling behind in his studies. David bites him and soon afterwards is sent away to a boarding school, Salem House, with a ruthless headmaster, Mr. Creakle. There he befriends James Steerforth and Tommy Traddles.

David returns home for the holidays to learn that his mother has given birth to a baby boy. Shortly after David returns to Salem House, his mother and her baby die, and David returns home immediately. Peggotty marries a man named Mr Barkis. Murdstone sends David to work in a wine merchant in London, of which Murdstone is a joint owner.[4] Copperfield's landlord, Wilkins Micawber, is sent to debtors' prison (the King's Bench Prison) and remains there for several months before being released and moving to Plymouth. No one remains to care for David in London, so he decides to run away.

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  • Nellie

    Sorry I'm not going to make either meeting today.

    December 22, 2013

  • Cathy D.

    Meant to update both meetups to show that we're meeting at my house -- look forward to seeing you all!

    December 22, 2013

  • Gayle J.

    Will copper field be at Bonnie Ruth's?

    December 22, 2013

  • Trish

    I'm confused about how there can be two meetings at two different places at almost the same time. I guess I'll wait for next month's meeting, though I did enjoy rereading David Copperfield.

    December 22, 2013

  • Andrée G.

    Very sorry Cathy. Warm thoughts, Andrée

    December 14, 2013

  • Quen

    So sorry for your loss, Cathy.

    December 13, 2013

  • Gayle J.

    My condolences

    December 13, 2013

  • Cathy D.

    It seems we are continually challenged to get through David Copperfield! My Grandma passed away this week and I'll be attending her funeral on Sunday -- so, I am moving this meetup again. I'll combine the two books when we meet on the 22nd. Hope everyone is staying warm.

    See you soon.

    Cathy

    December 13, 2013

  • Amber H.

    I can't make this day. Happy holidays everyone!

    December 10, 2013

  • Andrée G.

    I am still icebound so that's good news--can't even take a step outside because of the thick slippery ice cover!! Also being away last week I am only half way through the book!
    Thanks

    December 8, 2013

  • Cathy D.

    Hi all, I hope that everyone is staying warm! Our neighborhood had a power outage for a couple of days so the dogs, the fish and I were VERY happy here when the lights came on last night. I am moving the meetup out one week though because a) the roads are still so terrible b) a few of us have not finished the book and c) I have a big deliverable at work for which I'll be preparing all day. Hugs and more hugs. Stay safe! Hope to see you next week.

    Cathy

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • Quen

    FYI This is a big one, 792 pages of tiny print. I'm reading 23 pages per day to finish in time for the meeting.

    2 · November 8, 2013

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