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Publication 54 By Erin Walsh on Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 18:13   
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Hello, I am looking to find which part of David Copperfield was read at the end of the movie The Cider House Rules. I would greatly appreciate it if you even knew what chapter. thank you very much for your time.

Publication 55 By absent-minded on Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 18:16   
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- Dear Erin, According to John Irving it is from the beginning of David Copperfield:

"(...) In several foreign countries where the novel was translated, I lost the title. (Of my nine novels, The Cider House Rules is my favorite title.) In some languages, The Cider House Rules was simply too clumsy to translate. In France, cider is an alcoholic drink; in German, Cider House Rules is one word. I forget what the problem was in Finnish, but the Finns titled the novel The Hero of His Own Life from the beginning of David Copperfield, which Dr. Larch reads and rereads to the orphans at St. Cloud's. Homer Wells takes the opening passage from David Copperfield personally. 'Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show'. (...)"

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