David Copperfield Chapter Summary - Part 2
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By Poppy Edmunds
CHAPTER 57 – THE EMIGRANTS
Micawber gets arrested twice, involving the Heep case, but he pays them off. The Micawber family, Emily, Mr Peggotty and Mrs Gummidge leave for Australia.
CHAPTER 58 – ABSENCE
Because Copperfield is so upset, he goes abroad to Switzerland, Italy and the Alps.
Copperfield works on his book while he is living in a valley in Switzerland and sends it to Traddles, who publishes it.
Three years after the emigrant ship left, Copperfield decides to return home – loving Agnes, but convinced that she doesn’t love him.
CHAPTER 59 – RETURN
Copperfield goes to see Traddles and his wife, Sophy. All of her sisters are there. Once he leaves Traddles, he returns to the inn where he is staying and sees Mr Chillip.
The next day, Copperfield goes to Dover to see his aunt. Peggotty is her housekeeper.
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